The top general overseeing U.S. military operations in Europe told U.S. senators during a hearing
Tuesday that he thought the U.S. needed to increase its presence in Europe in order to counter Russia’s “increasingly aggressive force.”
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Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti oversees all U.S. military operations in Europe and is the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe. On Tuesday, he appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Asked about the threat of Russian aggression by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Scaparrotti said, “In light of Russia’s modernizing and increasingly aggressive force posture EUCOM [European Command] recommends augmenting our assigned and rotational forces to …read more
Source: The Blaze