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UDSSSep 25, 20231 min read

‘Conflict: The Evolution Of Warfare From 1945 To Ukraine’ – Wednesday 4th October 2023

Join Universal Defence and Security Solutions' Co-Chairman General Sir Richard Barrons at Global Strategy Forum's inaugural event of 2023-2024 for the launch of General David H. Petraeus and the prize-winning historian Andrew Roberts's new book "Conflict".

'Conflict' brings together two leading authorities on warfare, both past and present: General David H. Petraeus, the former CIA director who commanded the US-led coalitions in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and the prize-winning historian Andrew Roberts.

GSF Advisory Board members, Lord Lothian PC KC DL, Mr Johan Eliasch and General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE will host General David Petraeus and Lord (Andrew) Roberts in conversation, when they will be discussing their analysis of what we must learn from past conflicts and anticipate in the future, in order to navigate an increasingly volatile world.

What to expect from 'Conflict':

In this wide-ranging history of the evolution of warfare up to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, General Petraeus and Lord Roberts draw significant lessons from an analysis of over seventy years of conflict, including how often critical mistakes have been repeated, and they explore the challenge, for statesmen and generals alike, of learning to adapt to various new weapon systems, theories and strategies. Among the conflicts examined are the Arab–Israeli wars, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the two Gulf wars, the Balkan wars in the former Yugoslavia, both the Soviet and Coalition wars in Afghanistan, as well as guerrilla conflicts in Africa and South America. Conflict culminates with a forthright look at Putin’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine and an assessment of the nature of future warfare, to provide a landmark examination both of modern combat and of global military history.

When: Wednesday 4th October 2023 (1pm-2pm)

Attendance: By invitation to GSF members and guests.

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