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Defence Committee to hold session on security and geopolitics of 5G

12 June 2020

On 16 June at 2.30pm the Defence Committee will hear from Congressman Mike Turner, U.S. House of Representatives, and Franklin C. Miller, Principal at the Scowcroft Group, in an evidence session exploring the geopolitics and security of 5G.

Purpose of the session

This session - related to the Committee's inquiry into the security of 5G - will consider the international response to the UK Government's decision to allow Huawei to continue to operate in its 5G network. In particular, the session will examine the reaction from the United States and discuss implications for the ‘Special Relationship', Five Eyes alliance and NATO. The session will analyse the global picture of 5G and China's international ambitions relating to technology.

The session will hear first from witness Congressman Mike Turner. Congressman Turner served as President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly from 2014 to 2016 and Chairman of the US Delegation from 2011 to 2014.  A member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, he now also serves as Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.  At 3.45pm the Committee will hear from Franklin C. Miller, who served for thirty-one years in the U.S. government, including twenty-two years in the Department of Defense and four years as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council staff. Mr Miller is now Principal of the Scowcroft Group. 


Tuesday 16 June

At 2.30pm:

  • Congressman Mike Turner

At 3.45pm:

  • Franklin C. Miller

Further information

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