READOUT OF YESTERDAY'S MEETING WITH EUCOM COMMANDER
WASHINGTON--Rep. Mac Thornberry, (R-TX) Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, met yesterday with General Mike Scaparrotti, Commander, US European Command. Chairman Thornberry expressed his initial satisfaction with the Trump Administration’s policy of providing lethal assistance to Ukraine. The Chairman also raised other issues related to Russian malign activities in the EUCOM theater, including efforts to combat hybrid activities of the Russians like cyber defense, intelligence sharing, and counter-propaganda activities. Chairman Thornberry also discussed his continued support for European Deterrence Initiative efforts in restructuring U.S. forces and resources in Europe to deter against Russian aggression, an initiative he hopes will receive permanent funding in the future.