Issue BriefMar 9, 2022
Defending every inch of NATO territory: Force posture options for strengthening deterrence in Europe
By The Scowcroft Center Task Force on Deterrence and Force Posture
Deterrence in Europe can be enhanced through a range of US and NATO force posture enhancements.
Conor Rodihan is a nonresident fellow with the Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He was previously the Initiative’s associate director. He is the co-author of several reports, including “Predictable Strategy and Predictable Operations” and “Geometries of Deterrence: Assessing Defense Arrangements in Europe’s Northeast” and has previously supported the Atlantic Council’s two flagship task force reports on defense and deterrence in Europe, “Permanent Deterrence: Enhancements to the US military presence in North Central Europe” and “Moving Out: A Comprehensive Assessment of European Military Mobility.” Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he interned at the US Mission to NATO. He is a graduate of the University of Denver, where he received bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Russian.