Top NATO General Says He Needs More Forces To Counter Russia

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Scaparrotti addresses a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels Reuters

VOA: US General Calls for Firepower, Focus to Counter Russia

WASHINGTON — The United States needs more firepower and focus to push back against ever-increasing Russian aggression across Europe and beyond, according to the top U.S. commander in Europe.

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, European Command’s Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti called Russia the primary threat to stability in Europe and recommended the U.S. boost the number of troops it deploys to the continent on both a permanent and rotational basis.

Scaparrotti said he was particularly concerned about insufficient intelligence and surveillance capabilities, as well as a shrinking advantage on the high seas.

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