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Business After Hours with General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO

Topic: EUCOM's Mission and Current Challenges

On July 11, 2017, AmCham Germany's Regional Committee Baden-Württemberg hosted a Business After Hours event with General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO and Commander of the United States European Command.

At the event which took place at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, General Scaparrotti focused on the changing security scenario the West and thus NATO are confronted with. Given new threats and challenges – e.g. terrorism, cyber security and the mere speed of communication – NATO finds itself in a transition that demands agility and unity within the alliance.

General Scaparrotti emphasized the transatlantic partnership's deep roots, which are defined by longstanding personal ties and economic connections. Referring to George C. Marshall and General Dwight D. Eisenhower (the first SACEUR), Scaparrotti described NATO as more than a defense organization, but rather a community of nations that is diplomatic, economic and informational in nature. The bottom line is: NATO will remain important.

About the United States European Command (EUCOM):

The United States European Command (EUCOM) is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands of the United States military, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Its area of focus covers 21,000,000 square miles (54,000,000 km²) and 51 countries and territories, including Europe, Russia, Greenland, and Israel. The Commander of the United States military EUCOM simultaneously serves as the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) within NATO.

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