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PacNet #45 – Khaan Quest 2014: a small exercise with big implications

Despite humble beginnings – ambivalent responses from the US Marines in Okinawa and the Pentagon – Khaan Quest, a small bilateral exercise, has survived for more than a decade to become the brainchild of the US and Mongolian militaries, a forum for Mongolia’s diplomacy, and a unique peacekeeping training event in a complicated neighborhood.