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Please join the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center for a public event on “Transforming The British Army: A conversation with General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith” on Friday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. EST via Zoom.

The United Kingdom’s recently-released Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy, and the related Defence Command Paper, outline a vision for the UK’s future global engagement and defense strategy in a competitive age. The Defence Command Paper aims to reorganize and modernize the UK armed forces to meet the ambition of the Integrated Review, while balancing limited resources. As the United Kingdom looks forward to a more persistently engaged global footprint, including a tilt to the Indo-Pacific and reinvigorated commitment to NATO, the British Army must modernize and adapt to meet the evolving challenges of competition and conflict.

To discuss the British Army’s role in meeting the demands and strategic priorities of the United Kingdom, the Atlantic Council is delighted to host General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, during his visit to Washington. During this event, General Sir Mark will discuss global security trends and challenges, and how the British Army is transforming for the future.

To participate, please register below. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join via Zoom.


General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith
Chief of the General Staff of the British Army