Posts tagged as Ben Hodges

US General: Polish army would be sacrificed

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, February 1, 2019

On the occasion of receiving the prize of the Great Gala of Polish Business Business Club Leaders, General Ben Hodges spoke on the subject of the Central Communication Port. – The geographical location of Poland is crucial for stability and security in Europe. The effectiveness of the strategy of deterring potential aggression on the part of the Russian Federation depends on a strong and modernized Polish army on land, in…

Ben Hodges of CEPA and James Sherr Join the ICDS Team

By ICDS on Monday, January 21, 2019

Ben Hodges, former commander of the US Army in Europe and Pershing chair in strategic studies at CEPA, has joined the team of non-resident fellows at the International Centre for Defence and Security Studies (ICDS) in Tallinn, Estonia. In addition, internationally renowned expert on Russia and Ukraine James Sherr has become a senior research fellow at the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute of the ICDS. Hodges served as commanding general of…

Europe must be able to deter Russia as US heads toward conflict with China

Friday, January 11, 2019

Ben Hodges, former commander of United States Army Europe, forecasts that the United States will get into a conflict with China within the next 10 years and Europe will have to be able to deter Russia on its own. “I do believe that we are on a path to a conflict with China. A few months ago, I thought it was 15 years but now I think it’s much closer,…