Joseph Biden, US Vice President | May 6, 2010
It is vital that European security institutions "adapt to the challenges — and opportunities — of a new era." ++ Russia's new ideas about European security deserve thoughtful consideration, but the United States does not believe in the need for new treaties or institutions. ++ Reciprocal transparency about military forces and limitations on the size and location of conventional forces are important ++ Security threats to Europe that come from outside Europe have to be deterred and combatted. ++ Effective conflict-prevention and management are needed.