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Why is the US Air Force Still in Europe?

Wednesday 20 November 2013, 1.30 - 3.00pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields (LIF)
Speaker: General Frank Gorenc; Chair: Dr Nicholas Kitchen

Although the Cold War ended almost 25 years ago, the US military remains stationed in Europe. But in a world increasingly characterised by globalisation and the decline of traditional inter-state conflict, what is the strategic rationale for this presence on the “Old Continent” today, and whose interests does it serve?

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Gen. Frank Gorenc is Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa, Commander Allied Air Command, and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre.



Nick Kitchen

Nicholas Kitchen is Research Officer in Global Power and the Gulf at the LSE Kuwait Programme, and serves as Editor in Chief of IDEAS Reports and Programme Coordinator of the LSE IDEAS United States International Affairs Programme.



B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields (LIF), London School of Economics. Map.


13 11 20 General Frank Goenc


13 11 20 General Gorenc and Nick


13 11 20 General Gorenc and audience

13 11 20 General Gorenc