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Building a British Military Fit for Future Challenges Rather than Past Conflicts

Chatham House, London

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General Sir Nick Houghton, Chief of the Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces

Chair: James de Waal, Senior Consulting Fellow, International Security, Chatham House


The chief of the defence staff will give a personal view on the current Strategic Defence and Security Review, indicating how he believes Britain needs to move beyond the shadows of Iraq and Afghanistan and reimagine the utility of the United Kingdom’s armed forces in the current global context.