Tag Archives: U.S. European Command

EUCOM Nominee: Turkey’s Purchase of Russian Air Defense System ‘Not Compatible’ With F-35 Buy

EUCOM Nominee: Turkey’s Purchase of Russian Air Defense System ‘Not Compatible’ With F-35 Buy

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, speaks during an all-call at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey on Dec. 6, 2018. US Air Force Photo

Turkey’s intention to buy a sophisticated Russian air defense system is “not compatible” with its purchasing 100 F-35 Strike Lightning II or manufacturing components for the fifth-generation fighter, the general nominated to be the top American officer in Europe testified Tuesday. Read More

EUCOM Wants More Destroyers, Expanded Aircraft Carrier Presence to Deter Russia

EUCOM Wants More Destroyers, Expanded Aircraft Carrier Presence to Deter Russia

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) as the ship transits the Strait of Gibraltar on Dec. 4, 2018. US Navy Photo

The top American officer in Europe wants two more destroyers stationed in his area of responsibility and a “better pace” of carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups moving through the region, he said during a Tuesday hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read More

Scaparotti: Russia Pushing U.S. European Command Back to a Warfighting Focus

Scaparotti: Russia Pushing U.S. European Command Back to a Warfighting Focus

173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers conduct a security halt during a foot patrol at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Jan. 28, 2017. US Army Photo

Since Russia seized Crimea and began using proxies to destabilize the Ukrainian government in 2014 and menace its neighbors with actions short of war, the senior American officer in Europe told the House Armed Services Committee.
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Scaparrotti Selected To Serve As Next NATO Supreme Allied Commander, EUCOM Commander

Scaparrotti Selected To Serve As Next NATO Supreme Allied Commander, EUCOM Commander

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says goodbye to Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces Korea, after attending the Security Consultative Meeting Nov. 2, 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. U.S. Army photo.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says goodbye to Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces Korea, after attending the Security Consultative Meeting Nov. 2, 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. U.S. Army photo.

Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti was nominated by the president to serve as the next Commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander at NATO. Read More

Amid Calls For More Presence In Mediterranean, Marines Look At Splitting Up Amphibious Ready Group Deployments

Amid Calls For More Presence In Mediterranean, Marines Look At Splitting Up Amphibious Ready Group Deployments

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) departs Souda Bay, Greece Nov. 5, 2015. US Navy photo.

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) departs Souda Bay, Greece Nov. 5, 2015. US Navy photo.

ARLINGTON, Va — Increasing challenges in Europe and Northern Africa have sparked a discussion in the Marine Corps and Joint Staff about revamping how to deploy amphibious groups, including the idea of splitting up the three-ship Amphibious Ready Group from the start. Read More