The United States’ Leadership in NATO
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 10, 2016 © US Mission to NATO
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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).
July 2016 © US EUCOM/ US Mission NATO
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NATO Exercise BALTOPS 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supreme 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……
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In 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.
The Secretary General thanked the U.S Armed-Forces for their outstanding Service and contribution to NATO.
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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.
Commanding 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
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
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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.
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.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited U.S Air National Guard
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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