HAT YAO, Thailand (Feb. 3, 2009) - A Royal Thai Navy officer (left) describes the plan for the Cobra Gold 2009 Thai/U.S. amphibious assault demonstration to (l to r) Lt. Sarah O'Neal, Lt. Cmdr. Ron Mangsat and Center for Naval Analysis Analyst, Dr. Patricia Neal, prior to the start of the exercise. Cobra Gold is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. The exercise will also include humanitarian civic action projects with participating nations from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the U.S., and a U.S. Thai military field training exercise. Exercise Cobra Gold provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities.