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Topic - Philip M. Breedlove
Russia's ongoing confrontation with the West has ignited debate inside and outside the U.S.-led NATO alliance about what its responsibilities are, and how much of its time and effort should be spent to prepare for and if necessary counter Russian President Vladimir Putin's military ambitions.
House members will have an opportunity for a closed-door meeting Thursday with Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip Breedlove, who was previously scheduled to meet only with Senate lawmakers.
NATO's highest political decision-making body and its military committee have been mulling over a report that shows an array of air, land and naval options the alliance can tap to support skittish Easter European allies that see Russian forces amassing along the Ukraine border as a threat to their sovereignty.
NATO's top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk.
NATO's top military leader warned Wednesday that Russia was ready enough to move on Ukraine that troops could be across the border within 12 hours of receiving the order to attack.
The top general at NATO, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, said that the world shouldn't rest easy once the dust settles over Crimea -- that Russia may have more land in its annexation sights, including nearby Moldova.
Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO's supreme commander in Europe, said in Brussels that some Russian military movements had been detected but it was too early to assess their size or importance.
Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO's supreme commander in Europe, told reporters in Brussels that some Russian military movements had been detected but it was too early to assess their size or importance.