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The DSF's Co-founder, Lady Olga Maitland
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

Where does NATO stand after the Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki?
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President Trump was severely critical of the NATO allies and their capacity to build up forces. He has cast doubts on US commitment to Article 5, whereby an attack on one country is an attack on all.

What is the nature of the Russian aggression and threat? More troops have been sent to the Baltic states and Poland. Cyber hacking has become a reality. But former Soviet bloc countries want to join NATO. Meanwhile Turkey has been buying the Russian S-400 missile defence system. Is NATO on the cusp of a change?

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

Moderator: Major General Patrick Cordingley, DSO
Date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018, at 8 pm.

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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