On the Frontline:
The Future of Defense and Deterrence in EuropeConference Speakers:

H.E. Raimundas Karoblis
Minister of National Defense
Republic of Lithuania

H.E. Raimonds Bergmanis
Minister of Defense
Republic of Latvia

H.E. Margus Tsahkna
Minister of Defense
Republic of Estonia

General Philip M. Breedlove
Former Commander of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Ambassador Alexander Vershbow
Distinguished Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council
Former Deputy Secretary General

Moderated by
Sally A. Painter
Chief Operating Officer
Blue Star Strategies, LLC

The transatlantic community is facing an unprecedented range of threats in a rapidly changing security landscape. NATO continues to grapple with a revanchist Russia to its east, and the ‘frontline’ Baltic states directly face threats ranging from conventional to hybrid. These challenges not only require innovative operational concepts, more robust capabilities, and increased defense spending, but also stronger leadership on both sides of the Atlantic.

The US and European allies have committed to an Enhanced Forward Presence to bolster security in the east; a strong but first step only. What is next for the future of defense and deterrence in Europe? What could US leadership in Europe look like moving forward? And how does defense and deterrence in Europe relate to the outcomes of the recent NATO meeting in Brussels?

Join us for this multi-panel conference with top US and European policymakers, security experts, and thought leaders for what promises to be a fascinating discussion.

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TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)

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