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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

Fresh analysis after President Trump attends a Mini-Summit of NATO Booking forms 

Fresh analysis after President Trump attends a Mini-Summit of NATO in Brussels the week before.

President Trump has repeatedly pressed the NATO Alliance to contribute more to their defence. How will they respond?  How will the President’s relationship with Russia develop bearing in mind goodwill expressed. A constant changing scenario which Mr Williams and Mr Coughlin will aim to tease out.

Mr Thomas Williams, Chief Political Officer, US Embassy, London.

Moderator: Mr Con Coughlin, Defence Editor, Daily Telegraph

Date: Thursday 11th May 2017

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

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Delegates enjoying the debate. Lady Olga Maitland chatting to a delegate. Cordingley

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