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Expert witnesses questioned on NATO, the UK and the US

28 February 2022

The Defence Committee explores how the UK can best support the implementation of the NATO 2030 agenda. 


Tuesday 1 March 2022

At 2.30pm

  • Dr Jamie Shea – the President at the Centre for War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark and Associate Fellow with Chatham House
  • James J. Townsend Jr. – Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA)

The session will likely include discussion on where the UK and NATO align and diverge in their understanding of global threats and their view of how to respond, particularly in light of the crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine. Ways in which the political consultation in NATO has, and can further be improved will likely be explored during this session.

The Committee may also ask how best to preserve NATO’s technical edge and foster technological interoperability between Allies. The session will likely also discuss the new strategic concept and funding commitments to be agreed at the June 2022 summit.

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