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Washington Joint Staff visit to EUFOR Headquarters

4th April 2012, Washington Joint Staff visit to EUFOR HQ_1
COM EUFOR and Rear Admiral Harbeson
Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harbeson was welcomed by Major General Robert Brieger, the Commander of EUFOR (COM EUFOR), to the Sarajevo Headquarters of EUFOR at Camp Butmir on the 4th of April 2012.  Admiral Harbeson is the Deputy Director of Political-Military Affairs Europe within the Joint Staff, Washington DC, USA.
The Admiral discussed with COM EUFOR the general situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the wider Balkan region. COM EUFOR also briefed Admiral Harbeson on the current operational activities of EUFOR in BiH, including the ongoing Capacity Building and Training initiatives which EUFOR are conducting with the Armed Forces of BiH.
Major General Brieger highlighted the close co-operation between EUFOR and the US led NATO HQ Sarajevo, both organisations working with the authorities of BiH on their path towards NATO and EU membership.   
The Bureau of Political-Military (PM) Affairs is the US Department of State’s principle link to the US Department of Defence.  The PM Bureau provides policy direction in the areas of international security, security assistance, military operations, defence strategy and defence trade.