LAUNCH PADS TO LILY PADS
The Cold War is becoming a faded memory. The
strategies that guided America’s Military presence in
Europe for nearly 50 years have become irrelevant. Now, the
first Marine ever to head the European Command is charged
with adapting his force for the new century.
Launch Pads to Lily Pads explores the military’s current
struggle to adapt its force posture to meet new perceived
threats inherent to an expanded America security perimeter.
At the heart of the ongoing transformation is a debate regarding
what EUCOM’s role should be beyond Western Europe—primarily