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TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, Monday 12th March 2018
VENUE: Committee Room 11, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London SW1A OPA
General Philip M. Breedlove
Former Commander, U.S. European Command and
17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO Allied Command Operations.
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The rupture in Russia’s relations with the West laid bare a vastly different and unsettling narrative about the post-Cold War world. From Russia’s perspective, the fault lies with the West and stems from the enlargement of NATO and the EU, the US-led interventions in the Middle East, and a perceived lack of respect for Russia. From the Western perspective, the fault lies with Russia and is the result of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, its invasion of eastern Ukraine, and its use of hacking and cyberattacks to interfere with Western democratic processes. Whatever the perceptions, it is clear that the West needs to act if it is to temper Russia’s actions beyond its borders and foster a stable security order in Europe.
By kind invitation of Bob Seely MP, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with General Breedlove, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO, who will explore where we are now, and where we need to be.
General Philip M. Breedlove is a is a retired four-star General in the United States Air Force. General Breedlove was commissioned in 1977 as a distinguished graduate of Georgia Tech’s ROTC program. He has been assigned to numerous operational, command and staff positions, and has completed nine overseas tours, including two remote tours. He has commanded a fighter squadron, an operations group, three fighter wings, and a numbered air force. Additionally, he has served as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Operations Officer in the Pacific Command Division on the Joint Staff; Executive Officer to the Commander of Headquarters Air Combat Command; the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force; and Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy on the Joint Staff. General Breedlove has had a distinguished career serving as; the Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Air Component Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany