Commander of U.S. Army Europe believes NATO may not be able to counter Russian advance | SOFREP

According to Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, the United States and its allies in NATO may not be able to effectively counter a Russian incursion into Eastern Europe due to capability shortfalls between members of the alliance.

In order to effectively deter Russian aggression in the region, Hodges contends, the United States and its allies must be able to respond “as fast or faster” than the Russian forces advance.  A treaty between the United States and Russia bars the U.S. from permanently stationing troops along their border, but the treaty itself isn’t the limiting factor.

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