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Major Focus Areas
Protecting Cultural Property
History & Culture
Laws, Treaties & Enforcement
Test Your Knowledge

The biennial Bright Star Exercise, co-hosted by Egypt and the United States, is ARCENT's largest and CENTCOM's premier OCONUS multi-national joint/coalition training exercise.

Tracing its origins back to the 1979 Camp David peace accord, the Bright Star Exercise increases regional involvement in pursuit of improved security and defense capabilities.

Given CENTCOM's continuing efforts to enforce General Order 1A and DOD's continuing efforts to adhere to the regulations of The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, the Undersecretary of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program has tailored this Cultural Property Training Resource for CENTCOM personnel and staff who will plan and participate in future Bright Star events.

You can play a role in CENTCOM's effort to respect and protect historic sites and cultural property in Egypt by taking a moment to review:

major focus areas ("The Top Ten Dos and Don'ts");

the doctrine, theory and application of cultural property protection;
• the timeline of Egyptian history and culture: and
• the laws, treaties and enforcement measures that apply within CENTCOM AOR.