A certain nation that has long borders in Europe and the Pacific, one which has lately confronted a U.S. interceptor-missile destroyer and, in a separate incident, an American bomber in the Sea of Japan as well U.S. strategic bombers over the Black Sea.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, Commander, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Navy Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, joined leaders for the Pacific Future Forum reception aboard the HMS Prince of Wales in the United Kingdom, Oct. 20.
The Pacific Future Forum, hosted by the U.K. government, brings together senior decision makers and distinguished thought leaders from both Western and Pacific nations to foster dialogue and cooperation between democratic nations.
As he attended the event, Wolters reflected on the relationship between Europe and the Pacific region.
“The presence of two U.S. Combatant Commanders at this forum clearly highlights the importance of the Pacific region and shows that we all live in an interconnected world, unconstrained by regional borders,” said Wolters.
U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) is responsible for U.S. military operations across Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. USEUCOM is comprised of more than 64,000 military and civilian personnel and works closely with NATO Allies and partners. The command is one of two U.S. forward-deployed geographic combatant commands headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information about USEUCOM, visit https://www.eucom.mil.