Baker (military code-name)

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Baker is the code-name for a series of training exercises conducted by the United States Army and several Asian countries which hosted the exercises. The purpose of the exercises is to practice and develop counter-narcotics operations.

Some of the operations in this series include:

  • Baker Blade: Classified exercise.
  • Baker Mint: Conducted by the US Army and Malaysia in 1997.
  • Baker Mint 99-1: Conducted by the US Army and Malaysia in 1999. Trained on military intelligence and photo-surveillance.
  • Baker Mint Lens 99: Conducted by the US Army and Malaysia in 1999.
  • Baker Mondial V: Conducted by the US Army and Mongolia in 1997. Trained on medical procedures.
  • Baker Mongoose II: Conducted by the US Army and Mongolia in 1995.
  • Baker Piston Lens 2000: Conducted by the US Army and the Philippines in 2000.
  • Baker Tepid: A series of eight exercises conducted by the US Army and Thailand.
  • Baker Torch: A series of three exercises conducted by the US Army and Thailand from 1999 to 2001. Trained on border control.
  • Baker Torch Lens: Conducted by the US Army and Thailand. Trained on diving.