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Reflections on a Troubled World

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General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO DL, Chief of the Defence Staff 2010-2013

Friday 12th October 14:00 - 15:00 | Northwood House

General the Lord Richards was Chief of the Defence Staff from 2010-2013 and a member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s National Security Council as well as the government’s military strategic commander. He is particularly well known for his creative interpretation of military orders in Sierra Leone in 2000 which ultimately led to the defeat of the Revolutionary United Front rebels and the prevention of much bloodshed and civilian losses. Drawing on his experiences, and in conversation with writer Harry Bucknall, General Richards will review the unsettled strategic landscape and present some solutions. A shortage of statesment and statecraft is further complicating an already complex and dangerous environment. General Richards’ views and prescriptions are always thought provoking and will lead to an entertaining and lively Q and A.

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