Top US General in Europe says NATO Alliance is Strong

Nine months after NATO’s summit in Wales, and with less than a year to go before NATO’s next gathering in Warsaw, the Pentagon’s highest-ranking officer in Europe says the 28-member alliance stands ready to confront any threats it may face. Lt. Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges, Commanding General of the US Army Europe, labeled Russia’s recent military incursion into eastern Ukraine “unacceptable in the 21st century.” He also praised what he called “a unity that I have not seen in my thirty-five years in the army”—despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to create friction within the defense alliance, which dates back …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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