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UK, NATO and UK defence relations examined

28 March 2017

The Defence Committee holds its second evidence session for its inquiry into defence relations.

Witnesses

Tuesday 28 March 2017, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 3.30pm

  • Alexandra Hall, Director, Europe's Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group, RAND
  • James Black, Analyst, RAND Europe's Defence and Security team
  • Professor John Bew, Policy Exchange
  • The Honourable Franklin Kramer, Atlantic Council

Purpose of the session

The committee seeks to determine what US, UK and NATO military resources are currently available to European Defence and how these may change post-Brexit and throughout the new US administration.

It also looks to establish the extent to which the UK and continental Europe are reliant upon NATO and the US in deterring and potentially responding to Russian aggression.

Other questions the Committee may look to address are:

  • What form does the US-UK partnership currently take in the military arena?
  • What does the UK offer the US that is not available elsewhere and vice-versa?
  • What are the implications of the new US Administration’s policies for UK major equipment programmes and the UK nuclear deterrent?
  • What will be the effect of Brexit on plans by continental NATO states for a European Army, and what effect might that have upon NATO and upon UK national security?
  • What will be the effect of Brexit on plans by continental NATO states for a European Army, and what effect might that have upon NATO and upon UK national security? 

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