Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters said there are about 35 confirmed cases of coronavirus among U.S. troops in Europe.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO
NATO called on Syria and Russia to halt their airstrikes following the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in northeastern Syria.
Gen. Tod Wolters said he has put in a request to host two additional guided missile destroyers in the European theater.
Under the Defense Department's budget plan, funds for the European Defense Initiative would be cut to $4.5 billion.
The Trump administration has been trying since 2018 to reorient its defense strategy toward China.
The U.S. Army is reactivating its V Corps headquarters to beef up the service's command-and-control presence in Europe.
The plan is for NATO to take on some personnel and training activities now run by the US-led multinational coalition.
Esper is looking for ways to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Iraq so that some can be brought home.
A phony story in Lithuania claimed an American soldier deployed to Lithuania was infected with the deadly coronavirus.
A hiss above a blanket of fog signaled the Army's launch of rocket artillery in Europe for the first time in 16 years.