Still Here

Presence of US Forces and Security Challenges in Europe

03/03/2015 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP Berlin | Invitation only

Expert Round Table

Category: Transatlantic Relations

While recent years have seen a reduction in US troops in Europe, especially in Germany, the Ukraine crisis has led to a reconsideration of strategy. To help NATO implement the 2014 Wales Summit conclusions, US forces are currently redeploying additional battle tanks and fighter aircraft to Europe. What is the mission of the Wiesbaden-based US Army Europe Command (USAREUR) in that process? How can USAREUR’s “Strong Europe Initiative” help to improve interoperability within the North Atlantic alliance – and what are the main obstacles to implementing the rotation of forward-deployed troops in Eastern Europe? What will the main challenges be in training and possibly equipping Ukrainian security forces?

Transatlantic Speaker Series

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Commanding General, US Army Europe

The event was organized by the USA/Transatlantic Relations Program and the Future Forum Berlin. The event was held in English.

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