U.S. Rear Admiral William Lescher, left, Jordanian Navy Capt. Anas Saleh, center, and Commander Bo Johns, right, observe joint maneuvers with the Jordanian Navy aboard the USS Stockdale

 

              U.S. Rear Admiral William Lescher, left, Jordanian Navy Capt. Anas Saleh, center, and Commander Bo Johns, right, observe joint maneuvers with the Jordanian Navy aboard the USS Stockdale
U.S. Rear Admiral William Lescher, left, Jordanian Navy Capt. Anas Saleh, center, and Commander Bo Johns, right, observe joint maneuvers with the Jordanian Navy aboard the USS Stockdale in the Gulf of Aqaba, Jordan as part of Eager Lion, a multinational military exercise, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Under the watchful eye of stern-faced American advisers, hundreds of U.S.-trained Jordanian soldiers are holding war games that could eventually form the basis of an assault in Syria. There is fear of spillover from the Syrian war in this U.S.-allied kingdom, and the potential for a Jordanian role in securing Syria's chemical stockpiles should Bashar Assad's regime lose control. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)