Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander US Air Forces in Europe, US Air
Forces Africa and the NATO Allied Air Command, testified in a confirmation
hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 11, 2013. The SASC is
considering his nomination as commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme
Allied Commander, Europe.
If confirmed, General Breedlove said his first focus will be getting the
transition in Afghanistan right. One of the biggest challenges in the
transition process is "enabling tools" such as intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance technology, he said.
He also listed the Arab Spring, State Partnership Program and the US - Russian
relationship among his command priorities.
General Breedlove added that supporting the broader US government effort to
ensure NATO makes the right choices to maintain its capability, capacity and
credibility would be high among his priorities.
You can watch the entire nomination hearing here: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/event.cfm?eventid=1b9bb3607ea21f4197e7785eba5f472a&autostart=true