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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

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NATO: 20TH Century Relic or Credible 21 Century Strategic Actor?
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Sir David Logan, KCMG, former Ambassador to Turkey, discusses the relevance of NATO in the 21st Century. Lady Olga Maitland says, ‘The Address by Sir James could not be more timely post-Afghanistan, and the painful lessons learnt.   Sir James is still working closely with NATO forces and will give a realistic insight on how the NATO Alliance might move forward.’

Date: Tuesday, 19th October 2021.

Lieut. General Sir James Everard, KCB, CBE
Formerly, NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

Moderator: Sir David Logan, KCMG, former Ambassador to Turkey
Leading the Questions: Rt. Hon. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, KCMG, QC, former Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary
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