From:   Phil Breedlove <>
Sent time:   09/30/2014 09:51:06 AM
To:   Harlan Ullman <>
Subject:   Re: reintroduction

Well thanks,... and thanks for the words re how to work this.

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On Sep 30, 2014, at 6:35 PM, Harlan Ullman <> wrote:

Phil--that is terrific--you can follow up with the two ideas re a freeze and a special envoy.

Your reputation proceeds you so that you will have a good listener in CP.  Without being too ingratiating I have told CP that I believe you are doing a remarkably good job at NATO are among the most effective SacEurs I have known.  And I really believe that.

Best H

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Phil Breedlove <> wrote:
I sent this before you passed your ideas,... I hope I was not too blunt

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From: Phil Breedlove <>
Date: September 30, 2014 at 6:19:03 PM GMT+2
To: Cp <>
Subject: Re: reintroduction

Thank you for this,... sorry for the tardy reply.  I know Harlan has passed some of my proposed "asks" of you,... let me add one thought.  I may be wrong,... but I do not see this WH really "engaged" by working with Europe/NATO.  Frankly I think we are a "worry",... ie a threat to get the nation drug into a conflict,... vice an "opportunity" represented by some pretty stalwart allies.    I seek your counsel on two fronts,.... how to frame this opportunity in a time where all eyes are on ISIL all the time,... and two,... how to work this personally with the POTUS.

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On Sep 19, 2014, at 4:19 PM, Cp <> wrote:

Dear Phil, By all means, I look forward to it.  This email address is the best way to reach me. I am in Aspen at the moment. Petraeus, Panetta, Gates and Engler are about to tell us what they think.  All the best, Colin   

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On Sep 19, 2014, at 6:33 AM, Phil Breedlove <> wrote:

General Powell, a thank you to Harlan for putting us together. If the schedules allow, and you have time I'd like to buy you a coffee next trip home?

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On Sep 17, 2014, at 4:24 AM, Harlan Ullman <> wrote:

Colin--this is a reintroduction to Phil Breedlove, SacEur and vice verso.  As you know I have been on the SacEur/Eucom board for a long time and suggested to  Phil that he might benefit from your advice and counsel regarding a few critical issues post NATO summit, hence the proposed link-up.

BTW, please reserve April 5th, 2015 or a date close to that for a rather big birthday.  Love to Alma

Best and thanks