United States European Command, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 23, 2017 [open pdf - 376KB]
This testimony compilation made by the HSDL staff is from the March 23, 2017 hearing, "United States European Command," before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services. The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the "European theater," which "remains critical to our national interests. The transatlantic alliance gives us an unmatched advantage over our adversaries - a united, capable, warfighting alliance resolved in its purpose and strengthened by shared values that have been forged in battle. EUCOM's [European Command] relationship with NATO and the 51 countries within our Area of Responsibility (AOR) provides the United States with a network of willing partners who support global operations and secure the international rules-based order that our nations have defended together since World War II. Our security architecture protects more than 1 billion people and has safeguarded transatlantic trade, which now constitutes almost half of the world's combined GDP. Nevertheless, today we face the most dynamic European security environment in history." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Curtis M. Scaparrotti.
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