The UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)
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The JEF is a flexible and NATO compatible national British contingency force incorporating contributions from eight smaller allies and partners. It was conceived as part of the UK’s post-Iraq and post-Afghanistan strategic reset, to rebuild a contingency force and maintain relations with the smaller countries the British forces had operated in conjunction with.Initially focused mainly at operations outside Europe, the JEF has since 2014 also prepared for larger operations in the European theatre to re-assure allies and deter Russia.