Contents tagged with Curtis Scaparrotti

  • NATO Supreme Allied Commander Scaparrotti meets with Russian Chief of General Staff Gerasimov in Baku

    The NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Curtis Scaparrotti, and the Russian Chief of General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, held a meeting in Baku on Thursday, April 19th.

    The Russian Defense Ministry’s website reported that the military leaders discussed a number of topics, including: the military activities of NATO and the Russian Federation in European regions, potential confidence-building measures, procedures for preventing incidents, and the situation in Syria.

    Supreme Headquarters Allied …

  • NATO Commander urges U.S. to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons

    The Commander in Chief of NATO forces in Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti urged the United States to begin the delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine. The general called for this specific support during hearings in U.S. Congress, the record of which is posted on the website of the Committee on Armed Services.

    Scaparotti noted that the Ukrainian armed forces need support in the fight against "a very lethal, tough enemy.” He asserted that Russia does take part in the conflict in the east of …

  • NATO commander suggests that Russia has been helping the Afghan Taliban

    The Supreme Allied Commander of Europe and the Commander of the United States European Command, U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti said that Russia may be helping the Islamist Taliban in Afghanistan, which is fighting against the U.S.-backed government.

    At a hearing in the Senate Committee on Defense Forces, he said he saw evidence that Russia was stepping up efforts to influence the Taliban and, according to him, "perhaps even supply” this group, Radio Liberty reported. The general did not …