27 Mar '17, 9pm

[email protected]_EUCOM, @NATO discuss confronting dynamic challenges - from Russia to ISIS

.@US_EUCOM, @NATO discuss confronting dynamic challenges - from Russia to ISIS

WASHINGTON -- Threats from violent extremists and a resurgent Russia require both strong U.S. capabilities in Europe and a sustained commitment to the NATO alliance, the senior U.S. military leader in Europe told the Senate Armed Services Committee here Thursday. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe, told the committee that the current European strategic environment is the most dynamic it has been in recent history. EUROPEAN THEATER CRITICAL TO U.S. INTERESTS The European theater holds about a billion people and its trade is roughly half of the world's gross domestic product, the general said. Scaparrotti said the transatlantic NATO alliance confers a unique advantage over adversaries. It is, he said, a united, capable warfighting alliance resolved in its purpose and strengthened by shared values...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/184969/

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