On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the Atlantic Council hosted a private strategy session on NATO’s Regional Security Posture featuring Danish Chief of Defense General Peter Bartram. With its ability to sustain high operational tempo, Denmark is one of the United States’ staunchest allies, and in many ways, the model NATO ally. Yet Denmark, as with nearly all of its European allies, faces defense spending constraints that will impact its future military forces. Developing ways to overcome this challenge in the midst of the new threat landscape in Europe will be critical to sustain transatlantic security. General Bartram addressed these and other issues with a group of leading experts while at the Council.

General Bartram was appointed Chief of Defense in March 2012, culminating a decorated career in the Danish military that included command postings in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Defense Command Denmark, and NATO Allied Command Transformation in Virginia.