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November 30, 2015: Ambassador Lute’s Telephonic Press Briefing

November 30, 2015 Moderator:  Thanks very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State and from the U.S. European Media Hub here in Brussels.  I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thanks to all of you for joining this discussion.  We’re really looking forward to taking your ...
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USS Ross Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target During Coalition Test

From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — USS Ross (DDG 71) successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum’s At Sea Demonstration (ASD) Oct. 20, 2015. This is first time a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA guided interceptor ...
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Ambassador Lute on a Panel “The Cost of European Security” at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ms. Dempsey: Good evening everybody. Thank you very very much for your patience. It’s a great honor to be here. My name is Judy Dempsey. I don’t live in Brussels. Non-resident doesn’t mean that I don’t have a roof. I live in Berlin, but I’ve come over for this event and especially for my friend ...
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NATO Force Integration Units (NFIU) Activated Today in Six Allied Nations

Six small headquarters or NATO Force Integration Units (NFIUS) were activated on September 1, delivering on promise of adaptation measures under the Readiness Action Plan (RAP) agreed by President Obama and the other 27 Alliance leaders Wales Summit in 2014. These first six multinational command and control units on the territories of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, ...
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F-22s Touch Down in Europe

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors flew in the skies over Lask Air Base, Poland this week. Four F-22 Raptors arrived in Germany as part of the first-ever F-22 training deployment to Europe. F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida were deployed to Europe over the weekend as part of the U.S. European Reassurance Initiative ...
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