U.S. military shifting gears in Europe
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U.S. military shifting gears in Europe
U.S. military shifting gears in Europe

'Center of gravity' heads east amid new tensions

Apr. 18, 2014 - 06:00AM

The footprint of U.S forces in Europe is poised for major change, with two decades of peace and calm seemingly headed toward a jarring end as NATO’s perspective on Russia transforms from partner to adversary.

Amid reports of gunfire and Russian troops seizing numerous towns in eastern Ukraine, the NATO alliance announced that the U.S. and its allies will be putting “more planes in the air, more ships on the water, and more readiness on the land.”

“There has been a dynamic change in Europe,” Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, the four-star Supreme Allied Commander Europe and chief of U.S. European Command, said April 16 in Brussels.

“We have had a nation that crossed an internationally recognized border and imposed its will on another sovereign nation in a military manner. That changes the way we have to think about Europe in the future,” Breedlove said. (...)


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RE: U.S. military shifting gears in Europe
Well, "Breedlove" is a perfect name for a general, at least.

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