American and Moroccan military officials are preparing for next year’s African Lion with the COVID-19 pandemic in mind.

Morocco, US Prepare for 2021 African Lion
Gen. Belkhir El Farouk, the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Southern Zone commander, walks with Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force commanding general and U.S. Army Europe-Africa deputy commanding general, during Rohling’s visit to the Royal Moroccan Southern Forces Zone headquarters in Agadir, Morocco, Nov. 12, 2020. The leaders met to discuss plans for the African Lion 21 exercise, COVID-19 challenges on military readiness, and regional security issues. (Courtesy photo by Royal Moroccan Armed Forces)
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.