From the editor:
Please join us for a live keynote address and interview with Sir Peter Westmacott, the British ambassador to the United States. Defense One will host this discussion, entitled: NATO and the Changing Face of Transatlantic Security.
The 2014 NATO Summit, hosted by the United Kingdom, is less than two months away and the year’s events in Ukraine have dramatically changed the conversation in the run up to the meeting in Wales. Meanwhile, after tackling difficult decisions, the United Kingdom now has a balanced defense budget and has reiterated its commitment to meeting the 2 percent spending pledge. But questions remain about the future of the alliance in the face of complex security challenges around the world. Amb. Westmacott’s remarks will preview the NATO summit and his participation later next week in the Aspen Security Forum.
Westmacott became the British ambassador to the United States in January 2012. This is his second posting in Washington, having previously served as the British Embassy’s counsellor for political and public affairs in the mid-1990s. Prior to his service as ambassador to the United States, Peter served as the British ambassador to France—from 2007 to 2011—and as ambassador to Turkey starting in 2002.
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The live discussion will convene on Monday, July 21st from 1:30 to 3pm at the Watergate. View more details and register for this live event here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nato-and-the-changing-face-of-transatlantic-security-tickets-12213523979.
The conversation will also be livestreamed on DefenseOne.com.