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Welcome to The Defence and Security Forum

The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.
Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Defence and Security
Is NATO At A Crossroads? Should We Be Looking At A New European Defence Formula?
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Speaker: General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Sir David Logan, former Ambassador to Ankara, Turkey.

NATO has been under pressure from its leading ally, the US over its European commitment;  the US has unilaterally withdrawn from the INF Treaty, Turkey has bought Russian S-400 missiles, Russia has been ramping up its presence, migration movement, turbulent European nationalism, US and EU sanctions have all prompted a case for new thinking.

Dinner: 7.30 for 8 pm.

Venue: Naval and Military Club, 4 St James’s Square, London SW1

Tickets: 80 pp

RSVP : Lyn Prendergast: lynpaconf[at]

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A DSF speaker. Lady Olga Maitland talking to delegates. A DSF speaker
Delegates enjoying the debate. Lady Olga Maitland chatting to a delegate. Cordingley

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