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Defence to hear evidence from US Lieutenant General (retired) Ben Hodges

5 July 2021

On Tuesday 6 July, at 14.30, the Defence Committee will hear evidence from US Lieutenant General (retired) Ben Hodges, former Commanding General of the United States Army Europe and current Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis, as part of the inquiry Defending Global Britain in a Competitive Age.

He is also the co-author of “Future War and the Defence of Europe”, along with General (Ret) John Allen and Prof Dr Julian Lindley-French, recently published by Oxford University Press.

The session will assess how Lt Gen. (ret) Ben Hodges sees the future threat and operating environment, and will ask whether the Integrated Review and Defence Command Paper provide a suitable framework to achieve the UK Government’s national security and foreign policy objectives.

Lt Gen. (ret) Ben Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. His operational assignments include Chief of Operations for Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Director of Operations, Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018. He joined CEPA in February 2018.

Witness

Tuesday 6 July 2021

At 2.30pm:

  • Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis and former Commanding General, United States Army Europe (from 2014 to 2017)

Further information

Image: U.S. Army Europe, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons