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Monday, 27 October 2003, 12:00AM

Challenges for the 21st Century

Admiral the Lord Boyce GCB OBE

A lecture on the challenges of the 21st Century with respect to the conduct of UK military operations.  In order to express these challenges clearly, it is important to understand the wide scope of operations that we may anticipate being committed to in the future and how we will use our Armed Forces.  Therefore the overarching theme of this presentation will be the demands of what have become known as "full spectrum" effects-based operations - operations that encompass tasks from destruction to stabilisation.

 

THE PETER NAILOR MEMORIAL LECTURE ON DEFENCE

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Admiral Lord (Michael Cecil) Boyce KG GCB OBE DL is a former Royal Navy officer and current cross bench member of the British House of Lords. Lord Boyce commanded three submarines and then a frigate before achieving higher command in the Navy and serving as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff from 1998 to 2001 and then as Chief of the Defence Staff from 2001 to 2003. In early 2003 as Chief of Defence Staff he advised the British Government on the deployment of troops for the invasion of Iraq seeking assurances as to the legitimacy of the deployment before it was allowed to proceed.

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27 October 2003

Challenges for the 21st Century
Admiral the Lord Boyce GCB OBE

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