General Ben Hodges: We are ready

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The President of Russia knows well that NATO's strength lies in unity. Our accumulated potential is much greater than that of our possible adversary, but we need to train, exercise and improve cooperation, claimed General Ben Hodges. The commander of U.S. ground troops in Europe talked with Jacek Stawiski during the Global Forum 2017.

Donald Trump concluded his Warsaw visit with the long awaited speech on the Krasiński Square. Commenting on the President's speech, General Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. ground troops in Europe, acknowledged that the atmosphere in Warsaw made a strong impression on him.

Hodges added that he found in Trump's speech everything “he hoped to hear.” In this context, he pointed out those fragments of the President's speech, in which he spoke of US commitment to security, and to Article 5 of the NATO treaty on collective defense.

In his speech on the Krasiński Square, Trump also spoke about the need to defend the values of Western civilization. Asked whether American soldiers were ready to defend them, Hodges replied in the affirmative. “We are ready,” he stressed.

Referring to threats from Russia, Hodges said that the only way to complete the mission of deterrence was to maintain unity among the allies.

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