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Steven Horrell

Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Defense and Security

Steven Horrell is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Transatlantic Defense and Security Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He is a former Naval Intelligence Officer, retiring as a Captain in 2021. He holds a BS in History from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His thirty years of service included several overseas postings in the Indo-Pacific and in Europe. He has deployed multiple times, both afloat and ashore to the U.S. European Command, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Africa Command regions. From 2012 to 2015 he served as the Director of Intelligence at Joint Intelligence Operations Center Europe Analytic Center, RAF Molesworth, leading 300 intelligence professionals executing all of Commander, U.S. European Command’s intelligence analysis and production.

Other recent experience includes serving on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, as the Defense Intelligence Agency Reserve Integration Office Deputy Director, and as the 2015-2016 U.S. Navy Senior Fellow to the Atlantic Council.

Written by Steven Horrell

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Photo: KALININGRAD REGION, RUSSIA – AUGUST 11, 2021: The Minsk large landing ship takes part in an amphibious landing exercise held by naval infantry units of the Russian Baltic and Northern Fleets, at the Khmelyovka training ground; over 70 items of military hardware and more than 500 naval infantry officers are taking part in the drill. Credit: Vitaly Nevar/TASS Darkness on the Black Sea The closest observers of the Russian navy’s large-scale drills will be the Ukrainian military, which must consider whether an attack on their coastline is imminent.
Photo: Russian vessel at the completion of the Russian-Chinese exercise Maritime Interaction 2021. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense Russia-Ukraine Crisis Reflected on the Waters of the World Russia’s land-based military build-up continues along Ukraine’s borders; the Kremlin is now also mobilizing more than 140 warships around the globe.
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