From: Laub, Karin
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:54 PM
To: Goodman, Meghan K. EOP/OVP; Sanders, Valentine J. EOP/WHO (Associate)
Subject: FW: pool report/biden/3
Corrects spelling of king’s name
Vice President Biden and Jordan’s King Abdullah II visited the Joint Training Center near the Jordanian city of Zarqa, U.S. troops have been training Jordanian forces at the center for several years. The vice president and the king watched a fly-over of two F-16 fighter plans and eight helicopters, including Blackhawks and Cobtras.
The vice president and the king flew to the training center from the Husseiniya Palace in Amman in an Osprey helicopter.
After viewing the fly-over, the vice president spoke to U.S. troops in a mess hall in the Joint Training Center. Biden said he appreciates their service.
“We are going to defeat ISIL. They are already on their heels. It’s going to take a long time. Going to take a long time. They are no existential threat to the United States. We’ve got you and the people you are training, the finest military tactics in the world.”
Full transcript of Biden remarks to follow.