From:   Phil Breedlove <>
Sent time:   09/30/2014 09:10:12 AM
To:   Harlan Ullman <>
Subject:   Re: powell follow on

My first ask of him though is to help me break through to re-energize interest in Europe/NATO in general.  I think POTUS sees us as a threat that must be minimized,... ie do not get me into a war????

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> On Sep 23, 2014, at 3:38 PM, Harlan Ullman  wrote:
> Phil--as I told Collin, the other Colin wanted to know the subjects for discussion.  I said that first the lack of any real constituent for NATO/Europe in the White House was an unfortunate gap that needed filling.  And until the Ukraine business cools down, a freeze on European force levels was a very good idea to pursue.
> Colin also was approached by the new SecGen and had the same question.  I said that Stolttenberg has the opportunity to revitalize the alliance and repair some the sore points caused by his predecessor.
> Best H