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Thu, Aug 25


Location: Highlands Playhouse 362 Oak St

Revanchist Russia, A Partner or Enemy?

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Time & Location

Aug 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Highlands Playhouse 362 Oak St

About the Event

Russia  has once again proved that it is not a reliable partner to secure a  future of shared interests and values.  Russia has for years waged a  "Hybrid War" inside numerous countries of the west, including the U.S.,  and Putin has now ordered the invasion of Ukraine.  While the ultimate  outcome of Russia's ware against Ukraine is now far from clear, what we  do know is that Putin is a kleptocrat and apparently enjoys unlimited  freedom within his own country to use Russia's military and other  resources without challenge.  This presentation will examine Russia's  new way of war, its invasion of Ukraine, and how the west has reacted.    We will examine the strengths and shortcomings of democracies as they  contend with a Russia that uses every available resource to get Putin's  desires.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:   Gen. Phillip M. Breedlove is a retired four-star general in the U.S.  Air Force who served as the commander of the U.S. European Command as  well as the 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from May 2013  until May 4, 2016.  A distinguished graduate of Georgia Tech's ROTC  program, he was commissioned in 1977.  General Breedlove held numerous  operational, command, and staff positions and completed eleven overseas  tours during his active military service.  In addition, General  Breedlove served as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, the  Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, and Vice  Director for Strategic Plans and Policy of the Joint Staff.

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