As China’s economic and military power has surged in recent years, U.S. defense preparations have become heavily focused on the Western Pacific. However, the United States is a global player with security concerns in other regions. Europe is arguably the area of greatest geopolitical importance to Washington, because it is the cradle of Western civ...

On May 23, 2021, the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) unveiled five MB-339 aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori display team, sporting brand new special tail markings. The five surprise “liveries”, inspired by the Italian Air Force display teams that represented Italy and its Air Force in the decade before the Frecce Tricolori were officially e...

While stationed in Italy at the end of his military career, retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Ruffolo helped an RAF officer find the grave of a grandfather who gave his life while storming Monte Cassino during World War II. Prior to my retirement from the U.S. Army, my last military assignment was to the United States Diplomatic Mission to Italy in 2012...

As already reported, the Italian Navy has recently declared the successful completion of the “sea trials” for the operational use of the F-35B, the STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter that will replace the service’s AV-8B+ Harrier II jet. The “Ready for Operation” campaign included various compatibility tests...

Si è svolto lo scorso 17 febbraio, in videoconferenza, il primo meeting del Virtual Industry Day tra Italia e Stati Uniti dal titolo “Innovate to Win”. Un evento svolto in collaborazione con lo US Department of Defense e le Industrie/Società italiane del settore Aerospazio e Difesa. A darne notizia il Ministero della Difesa sul proprio sito. L’even...

Below is a transcript of Formiche reporter Francesco Bechis’ conversation with Guerini about the COVID-19 pandemic, Italy’s relationship with the United States, and the transatlantic alliance.In the phase of the health emergency, the international community has helped Italy. Europe, the United States, and other countries, including China and Russia...

“Desidero prima di tutto ringraziarti a nome del Governo e del popolo italiano per la solidarietà manifestata e per gli ulteriori supporti che sono stati resi disponibili nei giorni scorsi in termini di assistenza medico-sanitaria, ancor più significativi in quanto l'emergenza investe anche il tuo Paese". Queste le parole con cui il Ministro della...

"Tra Italia e Stati Uniti esiste una solida amicizia, improntata al comune impegno nella lotta al terrorismo e per la sicurezza internazionale. Una relazione storicamente privilegiata che bisogna rafforzare il più possibile”, così il Ministro della Difesa, Lorenzo Guerini, al termine della visita ufficiale negli Stati Uniti. Tre giorni durante i qu...

In 2010, Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta became the first living Medal of Honor recipient in nearly 40 years.  Those who receive the coveted honor usually say their teammates share in the honor, and Giunta was no exception. In fact, he recently gave the medal to the brigade with whom he served, saying it belonged to all of them.  Giunta was born J...

American and Italian first responders gathered at headquarters, United States Army Garrison Italy April 12 to walk through an active-shooter scenario where teamwork is necessary to defuse a tense life-or-death situation. This type of training has become a necessity for emergency personnel. “In the past several years, attacks in school have been lar...