After the Summit: General Philip M. Breedlove on NATO's Path Forward

September 15, 2014 - 11:00 am

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC
After the Summit: General Philip M. Breedlove on NATO'S Path Forward

An address and discussion with:
Gen. Philip M. Breedlove
NATO Supreme Allied Commander

Moderated by:
Frederick Kempe
President and CEO

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Please join the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for a Commanders Series event with General Philip M. Breedlove, supreme allied commander, Europe and commander, US European Command, to discuss the deliverables of the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales and the path forward for the Alliance.

In an opinion piece coauthored with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, General Breedlove commented that, at the summit, the Alliance "will take the steps needed to make NATO fitter, faster, and more flexible to address future challenges." As Russia and Ukraine continue to battle in Eastern Europe and conflict roils near the Alliance's eastern and southern flanks, NATO must develop new ways to effectively navigate this era of global competition . To outline how NATO might do so, and also to report on the Alliance's decisions in Wales, General Breedlove will give a major public address at the Council and provide the first details regarding NATO's future to our audience.

September 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
Washington, DC




General Breedlove assumed duties as supreme allied commander, Europe and commander of US European Command in May 2013. From 2012 to 2013, he was commander, US Air Forces in Europe; commander, US Air Forces Africa; commander Headquarters Allied Air Command; and director, Joint Air Power Competence Center. From 2008 to 2009, General Breedlove commanded 3rd Air Force at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. In addition to General Breedlove's command assignments, he has served in a variety of senior leadership positions for the US Air Force including: the senior military assistant to the secretary of the Air Force; the vice director for strategic plans and policy on the Joint Staff; the deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements for Headquarters US Air Force; and vice chief of staff of the US Air Force.