Launch Pads and Lily Pads


New Threats require new strategy. The principles that guided America’s military presence in Europe and elsewhere for fifty years have become less relevant. Launch Pends to Lily Pads explores the US military’s on-going struggle to adapt its force posture to meet new challenges inherent to a shifting American security perimeter.


This film looks back to the past decade as NATO Commander, General James L. Jones, (and eventual National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama), must adapt US forces in Europe for the 21st century. At the heart of the ongoing transformation is a debate regarding what EUCOM’s role should be in the face of emerging threats in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Africa, all while keeping an eye on traditional long term threats to the US and its allies.


Running time: 57 minutes

Technical Specifications: Standard Definition/Letterbox




Combat Films & Research is a production company that has shot and produced international stories. We have expanded to  also shoot everything between commercial, corporate and educational.



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