Military Assessment of Russian Activities and Security Challenges in Europe, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 28, 2017 [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the March 28, 2017 hearing on "Military Assessment of Russian Activities and Security Challenges in Europe," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services. From the statement of Adam Smith: "But Europe is, you know, as great a challenge as we have had since the end of the Cold War now. And I won't belabor the point because we have all heard about it, but Russia is reasserting itself not just in Eastern Europe but in many ways in Western Europe, trying to influence elections, trying--basically trying to undermine liberal democracy. Vladimir Putin's goal is to make the world safe for autocratic dictatorships and to undermine the values that we hold dear in this country, which is representative democracy. And he is doing that, frankly, on a very low budget using a lot of cyber and a lot of intel operations, and I think we have to get smarter about how we counter that. [...] Does a larger presence by us in that region act as that deterrent? And if so, what should that presence look like?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Curtis M. Scaparrotti.
H.A.S.C. No. 115-25; House Armed Services Committee No. 115-25
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