United States European Command Programs and Budget, Hearing Before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, April 30, 2015   [open pdf - 782KB]

This is a testimony compilation of the April 30, 2015 hearing on "United States European Command Programs and Budget" held before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of John McCain: "Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policy toward Russia was based on a bipartisan assumption that the Russian government sought to integrate peacefully into the international order in Europe and to forge a constructive relationship with the United States. The events of the past year have overturned that assumption. Russia became the first state in seven decades on the European continent to send its military forces across an internationally recognized border and forcibly annex the sovereign territory of another state. Today, Russia maintains sizable numbers of artillery pieces and multiple rocket launchers on the territory of Ukraine in violation of the February ceasefire agreement. The Russian military has recently deployed additional air defense systems near the front lines in eastern Ukraine -- the highest amount since last August according to the State Department. It's a disturbing sign that another offensive may be imminent." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Philip Breedlove

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