American military leaders in Europe are seeking to reassure allies and partners that the U.S. remains committed to the continent, amid questions arising ahead of the presidential election.
On a three-day visit to Ukraine, which concluded Saturday, General Ben Hodges, the commander of the U.S. Army Europe, fielded questions from Ukrainian soldiers and reporters about the future of the U.S. presence in that country and elsewhere.
Gen. Hodges repeatedly emphasized that support in Congress for Ukraine has been bipartisan and stability in Europe is unquestionably in America’s economic and national security interests.
Speaking to reporters in Lviv, Gen. Hodges noted that supporting Ukraine with nonlethal military assistance has received bipartisan support in Congress.
“No matter who is president. No matter who controls Congress, the United States is always going to be interested and need security and stability in Europe,” Gen. Hodges said.
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