Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez penned a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging the Pentagon to provide additional support to Greece as the country battles devastating wildfires.
“Greece is a close and valued NATO ally. I urge the Administration to take all measures necessary to support the people of Greece in their time of need,” Chairman Menendez said, applauding the Department of Defense’s deployment of P8 aircraft to Greece to provide enhanced situational awareness of the fires’ threats to infrastructure and residential areas. “These efforts have saved lives and I urge the Department to fulfil additional requests for assistance, including the deployment of CH-47 helicopters.”
The fires in Greece are burning out of control & entire villages are being forced to flee for safety. I’m calling on the Biden admin to take all measures necessary to support our @NATO ally during this time of great need. Read my letter to @SecDef: https://t.co/XJQp7iWmEy
— Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SFRCdems) August 8, 2021