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Please join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security for our latest Commanders Series event on “Competition and Deterrence in Europe” with Commander of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters, USAF. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, please register by clicking the REGISTER button above.

The European theater, home to many of the United States’ most enduring alliances and partnerships, has entered a new era of strategic competition. Russia’s continuous and aggressive military and non-military actions toward NATO allies and partners has increased instability in Europe while a rising China is increasingly leveraging its political and economic power to sway and coerce members of the transatlantic community. In response to this range of conventional and hybrid threats, US European Command is modernizing its cross-domain capabilities while maintaining a robust presence on the European continent. NATO has similarly taken significant steps to enhance its military capability, including improving readiness, adapting its command structure, expanding operations, and investing in new capabilities. Still, as allied leaders prepare to discuss the future of the Alliance at the upcoming NATO Summit, the United States and its NATO allies must continue to adapt to ensure they can not only win in a twenty-first century conflict, but also deter and compete with revanchist adversaries on a day-to-day basis.

To discuss the United States’ and NATO’s approach to competition and evolving concept for defense and deterrence, the Scowcroft Center is delighted to host General Wolters, Commander of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe. The conversation will be moderated by Clementine G. Starling, Deputy Director of Forward Defense and Resident Fellow in the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative. They will discuss NATO’s continued adaptation and new approach to everyday competition, how the United States and its allies are evolving to prevail in twenty-first century warfare, and the future of US force posture and military activity in Europe.

We hope you can join the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense practice and Transatlantic Security Initiative for what promises to be a fascinating discussion. To receive the Zoom link, please register by completing the registration form below.

Introduction from:

Michael Andersson

Board Director, Atlantic Council; Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Affairs, Saab

A keynote discussion featuring:

Gen Tod D. Wolters, USAF

Commander, European Command, US Department of Defense; Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO

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Moderated by:

Clementine G. Starling

Deputy Director, Forward Defense and Resident Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

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The Commanders Series, generously supported by Saab, is the Atlantic Council’s flagship speakers’ forum for senior military and defense leaders.

This event is the latest installment of the Scowcroft Center’s Commanders Series, generously supported by Saab, which serves as the Atlantic Council’s flagship speakers’ forum for senior military and defense leaders. The series provides a platform to discuss current strategic issues with an impressive audience drawn from across Washington’s policy community, including think tanks, media, industry, embassies, and the US government.