Bahrain – Home to The Fifth Fleet of the United States Navy

The Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States formalized their strong defense partnership in 1991 through the signing of a bilateral Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) which enabled the long-term basing of U.S. naval and other military elements in Bahrain. Since its signing, Bahrain has served as a home for the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, which plays a significant role in ensuring regional stability through cooperation on maritime security with Gulf partners. The DCA was renewed in 2017 for a period of 15 years.