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The United States’ Leadership in NATO





February  2017

Vice President Pence Re-assured Europe the United States’ Commitment





Vice President Mike Pence and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meeting at NATO Headquarters Brussels. February 20, 2017 © NATO

In his official visit to Europe, Vice President Mike Pence met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels and discussed crucial issues on Transatlantic Defense and Security. Vice President Pence reassured NATO and the European leaders of the United States’ wide-range partnerships with Europe …….and the enduring commitments to Transatlantic Relations. 

Excerpts from the remarks by Vice President Mike Pence in the press conference with NATO Secretary General:

“It is my privilege here at the NATO Headquarters to express the strong support of President Trump and the United States of America for NATO and our transatlantic alliance. ”

“The United States has been a proud and faithful member of NATO since its founding in 1949.  This alliance plays a crucial role in promoting peace and prosperity in the North Atlantic and, frankly, in the entire world.”   

“The United States’ commitment to NATO is clear. ”  February 20, 2017 © The White House

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October 2016 

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Joint Declaration by the President of the European Council,  the President of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


October 10, 2016 © US Mission to NATO

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August 2016 

The United States has maximized its Support for NATO Allies in Europe

Earlier this year the United States announced to increase its financial support to NATO Allies for strengthening U.S-European Collective Defense. The extra financial  insertion comes at the time that the European Security has been encountering many form of challenges including the unprepared Cyber Defense,  the mass influx of illegal migrations and refugees, the affect of Conflicts and War in several African States and the Middle Eastern Region, the threats of ISIL and the Extremists– just to name a few.  

In line with this financial increase,  President Obama’s Budget request for 2017   has highlighted the funding of $3.42 billion for European Reassurance Initiative (ERI).

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July 2016 © US EUCOM/ US Mission NATO 

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June 2016

NATO Exercise BALTOPS 2016

 NATO Exercise BALTOPS  June 3-19, 2016, launched in the Baltic Sea Region of Estonia.…. Finland….. and  Sweden, with the successful upshot,  completes its final strike in Kiel-Germany on June 18th.

The BALTOPS 2016,  was the largest Exercise combining of Naval Maritime and Air Defence of 17 Allied Nations, contributing over 6,100 Troops, more than  60 Military Aircraft,  45 Ships and Submarines, added with over 800 Amphibious Troops,  to Exercise and Enhance their Joint Capabilities during the time of peace as well as crisis and conflicts.

Vice Adm. James G. Foggo, III, commander Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, speaks with Finnish Coastal Rangers during the Exercise BALTOPS 2016. June 12, 2016 © U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class America A. Henry

“We completed an extremely successful BALTOPS 2016. Over 5,000 Sailors, Airmen and Marines from 17 nations trained across the full spectrum of Maritime Operations. Similar to trust, you can’t surge Interoperability—we have to train together to Operate together seamlessly. We are committed to Baltic Security and have already starting planning BALTOPS 2017.”  Affirmed Vice Admiral James Foggo III, Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO and the Commander of U.S. 6th Flee.  June 2016   © U .S NAVAL Forces Europe-Africa.




June 2016

NATO Multinational Exercise BALTOPS 2016

The most significant of recent years’ NATO Multi-National Exercise  ‘BALTOPS 2016’,  formulated to demonstrate and enhance the U.S-European  Armed-Forces Readiness and Interoperability, is on the way in Baltic Sea region from June 5- June 20.  The Exercise is the U.S-led drills with the ‘STRIKFORNATO’ leading its implementations.

BALTOPS 2016 US NAVAL Forces Europe



June 2016 © US NAVAL Forces Europe/Africa


The participants from  17 U.S-European States, contributing:  6100 Troops,  over 60 Military Air crafts, about 800 Amphibious Troops, and 45 Ships and Submarines are from the Armed-Forces of:  Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France,  Finland, Germany,  Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands,  Norway,  Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK Royal Navy Flagship HMS Ocean,  and the U.S Naval Force with USS Mount Whitney,   U.S Air Force Europe.

The central objectives intensify on:

  • Enhancing the Allies Interoperability;
  • Training in Anti-Air Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Anti-Submarine Warfare,  and Mine Countermeasure Warfare;
  • As well as Amphibious and Maritime Interdiction Operations and Exercising against the Asymmetric Threat. Recounts NATO’s NAVAL Striking/Support Forces.

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April 2016

Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove received NATO Meritorious Service Medal
The Supreme Allied Commander Europe, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove , received  NATO Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding leadership.

Outgoing SACEUR General Philip Breedlove is presented with NATO Meritorious Service Medal by NATO Secretary General Jens StoltenbergSupreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during the Award ceremony April 13 2016 © NATO

Gen. Breedlove assumed the position as the Commander of European Command and Supreme Allied Commander in  2013– during the high challenging time in NATO history after the cold war era. 

Among many high caliber achievements of Gen Breedlove are his success in:

  • Bringing all NATO member States and Partners in a closer cooperation in the Collective Defense and Solidarity fronts
  • Upgrading the capabilities of most European Armed-Forces with the latest Defense Technology
  • Increasing the interoperability of the members of the Alliance
  • And Advancing, considerably, the degree of the Readiness and Responsiveness of NATO Forces on the Land,  in the Air and at Sea

As a result NATO is far more stronger, today,  than ever……





April 2016

The United States Leadership in NATO

US world affairsIn an official visit to the United States, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President  Obama. He met also with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security advisor Susan Rice.  

The meeting covers discussion on range of Security issues  that are posing challenges to the U.S and Europe in the same way. The Secretary General express his gratitude to President Obama for his Leadership and the United States crucial contribution through the European Reassurance Initiative.

 “NATO is as important as ever, because NATO has been able to adapt to a more dangerous World.”  emphasized Secretary General Stoltenberg 

The Secretary General visited, on his second day, Fort Bragg in North Carolina and met with the U.S Service Personnel. During this visit he was briefed on the U.S Global Response Force which works in deployment with NATO’s High-Readiness Spearhead Force under European Allies Command.

     Secretary General Stoltenberg visited Fort Bragg in North Carolina April 5 2016NATO Secretary General visiting Fort Bragg North Carolina April 5, 2016© NATO

The Secretary General thanked the U.S Armed-Forces for their outstanding Service and contribution to NATO.

Related documents:European Reassurance Initiative and Other U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

EUCOM announces European Reassurance Initiative implementation plan, by US European Command

Follow news from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

News from US Air Forces Europe and Africa





March 2016

U.S-European Armed-Forces deepening in Norwegian icy water in joint NATO Cold Response 16

UK RN in NATO excercise Norway 2016March 2016© The UK Royal Navy 

From February 19 until March 22, the NATO Allied encompassing 16,000 Military personnel are participating in one of the NATO’s largest Training Multinational Military Exercise to upgrade and intensify the Allied Capability of Combat Operation in the cold environment.

SNMG1 Cold Response 16,Norway 2016Commanding General National Joint Headquarters Norway, Lt. Gen. Rune Jakobsen, addresses a Multinational Panel on the Training aspects of the Exercise, Norway March 2016 ©The U.S. Army Europe/ Sgt. 1st Class Crista Mary Mack


Cold Response 16   is held in the Trøndelag of Norway and the Participants are from the  Armed-Forces of: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia,  Norway,  the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden,  the United Kingdom  and the United States.

Remarks by the Commanding General of the U.S Army Europe LTG Ben Hodges during an interview at Cold Response 16. 

March 4, 2016 Norway © The U.S Army Europe





February 2016

The U.S-European Armed-Forces Stronger Together

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s elaboration on the increase of United States Defense budget and Military commitment to European Security and Defense in NATO by emphasizing:  “This proposal is a vivid demonstration of the strength of our Transatlantic bond.”

February 2, 2016©NATO

The Official document from the White House:

Statement by the President on the FY2017 European Reassurance Initiative Budget Request , The White House February 2, 2016  





September 2015

The U.S Navy Multi-Mission USS Carney has arrived in Europe, in south of Spain, to strengthen the NATO and European Missile Defense capability.

The Battle Ship as a part of NATO Forces is missioned for a wide range of Operational Task for Security, Search and Rescue, and the NATO Multinational Training and Exercise.

U.S Navy Multi-Mission USS Carney arrived in EU Sep.2015USS Carney. 25 September 2015 ©NATO 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the US Navy USS Carney by affirming:

“The arrival of the USS Carney marks an important step for European Security and for Transatlantic cooperation,” 

The four Missile Defense ships are key for building up Europe’s protection against Ballistic Missile threats. I thank the United States for their significant contribution to keeping our Nations safe.


NATO Ballistic Missile Defense was established and launched in 2010, by the NATO Member States to counter the threats poised by the proliferation of Ballistic Missile in various regions, countries and radical groups (possibly). The strategy is based on Protecting Europe from any sorts of perceived or unseen threats which had been multiplied in the last fifteen years.





May 2015

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited U.S Air National Guard

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visits the 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is welcomed by Brigadier General James O. Eifert.

Brigadier General James O. Eifert. welcomed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard 28.May 2015 ©NATO











During his visit Secretary General expressed his gratitude to US servicemen and women for their outstanding contributions in the Security of the Alliance. 

“I was so impressed by the remarkable professionalism of all those who serve here, and ensure that our nuclear deterrent remains safe, secure, and effective.”  concluded his visit at the Florida Air National Guard in Jacksonville, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.































































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