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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's Meeting with Military Leaders for France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom

Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs

May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Dave Butler provided the following readout:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley met today with France’s Deputy Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Éric Autellet, Germany’s Chief of Defense Eberhard Zorn, Italy’s Chief of Defense Adm. Giuseppe Cavo Dragone and the United Kingdom’s Chief of Defense Adm. Sir Tony Radakin.

The group met during the Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session at NATO Headquarters. They discussed the posture implications of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the security environment in Eastern Europe. Additionally, the Chairman commended the leaders for their continued commitment to Ukraine.

NATO is the bedrock of enduring trans-Atlantic security and serves as the bulwark of our shared democratic values.

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