Loisach Group discusses “Defender Europe,” at Munich Security Conference 2020

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Loisach Group Meets at the Munich Security Conference 2020

Loisach Group discusses “Defender Europe,” at Munich Security Conference 2020

MUNICH (Feb. 14, 2020) – The Loisach Group, a German-American partnership, convened for the ninth time on the on the eve of the Munich Security Conference.

The Minister of the Bavarian State Chancellery, Dr. Florian Herrmann, hosted the event that opened the Loisach Group in the Prince Carl Palais.

This meeting of the Loisach Group was devoted to contemporary crises; U.S. and German cooperation, with an emphasis on the Defender 20 military exercise; and Great Power competition with an emphasis on the economy.

Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli and German Lt. Gen. Martin Schelleis, Chief of German Joint Support and Enabling Command, gave keynote speeches and answered questions from the fifty high-ranking participants who represented state and economic sectors, as well as think tanks.

After these presentations, the Loisach Group participated in a side event at the Munich Security Conference to discuss “Defender Europe,” which is designed to train for collective defense of the Alliance within Europe in 2020.

"Defender Europe shows the continued commitment of the U.S. to Europe," Cavoli said.

The George. C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies has been formally cooperating with the Munich Security Conference since August 2017 in a forum called Loisach Group. This group is named after the river Loisach that runs through Garmisch and toward Munich. It symbolizes the ideas and recommendations that are developed in Garmisch and contribute to the MSC and help shape its content and discussions. The objective of the Loisach Group platform is to support the strategic German-American dialogue

MSC20 Loisach Group: U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
The Commanding General of the U.S. Army in Europe, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli was one of the speakers on the panel discussion on China. He then invited Loisach Group members to another side event at MSC2020 to discuss Exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20. This is the deployment of a division-size combat-credible force from the United States to Europe, the drawing of equipment and the movement of personnel and equipment and equipment across the theater to various training areas. In this video, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli talks about #DefenderEurope, which he said, shows the continued commitment of the U.S. to Europe. The George. C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies has been formally cooperating with the Munich Security Conference since August 2017 in a forum called Loisach Group. This group is named after the river Loisach that runs through Garmisch and toward Munich. It symbolizes the ideas and recommendations that are developed in Garmisch and contribute to the MSC and help shape its content and discussions. The objective of the Loisach Group platform is to support the strategic German-American dialogue. DOD video by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Corey T. Dennis/RELEASED
MSC20 Loisach Group: German Lt. Gen. Martin Schelleis
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Marshall Center's Loisach Group in collaboration with the Munich Security Conference held a side event at the Munich Security Conference 2020 to discuss great power competition and the economic rise of China. The Bavarian State Chancellery in Munich, hosted this event. German Lt. Gen. Martin Schelleis, chief of German Joint Support and Enabling, was one of the speakers in the panel discussion on China. In this video, he shares his thoughts and experience at this side event. The George. C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies has been formally cooperating with the Munich Security Conference since August 2017 in a forum called Loisach Group. This group is named after the river Loisach that runs through Garmisch and toward Munich. It symbolizes the ideas and recommendations that are developed in Garmisch and contribute to the MSC and help shape its content and discussions. The objective of the Loisach Group platform is to support the strategic German-American dialogue. DOD video by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Corey T. Dennis/RELEASED
MSC20 Loisach Group - Press Avail with Minister Florian Herrmann
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Marshall Center's Loisach Group in collaboration with the Munich Security Conference held a side event at the Munich Security Conference 2020 to discuss great power competition and the economic rise of China. The Bavarian State Chancellery in Munich, hosted this event. Minister Florian Herrmann, Bavarian Minister for Federal and European Affairs and Media, talks about why he hosted this event for the Loisach Group in this video. The George. C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies has been formally cooperating with the Munich Security Conference since August 2017 in a forum called Loisach Group. This group is named after the river Loisach that runs through Garmisch and toward Munich. It symbolizes the ideas and recommendations that are developed in Garmisch and contribute to the MSC and help shape its content and discussions. The objective of the Loisach Group platform is to support the strategic German-American dialogue. DOD video by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Corey T. Dennis/RELEASED
MSC20 Loisach Group: Minister Linas Antanas Linkevičius
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Marshall Center's Loisach Group in collaboration with the Munich Security Conference held a side event at the Munich Security Conference 2020 to discuss great power competition and the economic rise of China. The Bavarian State Chancellery in Munich, hosted this event. In this video, Minister Linas Antanas Linkevičius, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, shares his thoughts and experience at this side event. The George. C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies has been formally cooperating with the Munich Security Conference since August 2017 in a forum called Loisach Group. This group is named after the river Loisach that runs through Garmisch and toward Munich. It symbolizes the ideas and recommendations that are developed in Garmisch and contribute to the MSC and help shape its content and discussions. The objective of the Loisach Group platform is to support the strategic German-American dialogue. DOD video by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Corey T. Dennis/RELEASED

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