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CSCE 115-1-2: Growing Russian Military Threat in Europe, Hearing Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 17, 2017   [open pdf - 291KB]

This is the May 17, 2017 hearing titled, "The Growing Russian Military Threat in Europe," held before the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe [CSCE]. From the opening statement of Roger Wicker, Chairman of the CSCE: "Today's hearing will examine Russia's actions beyond its borders, specifically Moscow's use of military force to further its ambitions. The mandate of the Helsinki Commission requires us to monitor the acts of the signatories, which reflect compliance with or violation of the articles of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Final Act. Even a casual observer of international affairs would recognize that Russian military aggression has posed a tremendous threat to the European security in recent years. The Russian leadership has chosen an antagonistic stance, both regionally and globally, as it seeks to reassert its influence from a bygone era. The actions taken by the Russian leadership under the aggressive posture of Vladimir Putin have, without any doubt, violated commitments enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act and other agreements." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Carpenter, Stephen Rademaker, and Steven Pifer.

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CSCE 115-1-2; Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 115-1-2
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2017
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