Justified Accord is a military exercise focusing on African partner capability and interoperability in support of a United Nations/Africa Union peace keepting operations (PKO). The exercise seeks to assess participant abilities in conducting PKO and to enhance positive bilateral and regional relationships in austere enviornments with coalition partners.
The 10-day training exercise, which helps build partnerships with U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) and the East African military forces, is designed to help USARAF and East African participants improve their capability to respond to regional security threats posed by violent extremist organizations (VEOs) and to more effectively counter the associated ideology. Starting in 2017, Justified Accord alternates annually as a field-training exercise (FTX) and a table-top exercise (TTX).
The 2016 exercise, formerly known as Eastern Accord, took place in Tanzania, with the objective of building partnerships with Tanzania and other East African military forces to increase interoperability within East Africa, increase African partner nations' ability to counter violent extremism and to increase the readiness of U.S. forces to operate in austere conditions.
JA17 is a TTX in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with participants from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somaila, Uganda, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.