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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

De-coding President Trump
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After a year of turmoil, excitement and lows, what does President Trump’s leadership mean for the UK post Brexit? How will the ‘Special Relationship evolve in practical terms? How does Mr Trump see NATO’s future, and the broader international scene?

THOMAS WILLIAMS, Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs, United States Embassy, London.

Con Coughlin, Defence and Security Editor , Daily Telegraph


Date: Thursday, 22nd March 2018

Venue: Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall. London, SW1Y 5EP.

Dress Code: Black tie

Time: 7.30pm for 8pm.

Ticket Price: 80 pp

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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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