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RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017

27 June 2017, 9:00 to 28 June 2017, 17:00
Land Power Decisively in an Era of Constant Competition

27-28 JUNE 2017, LONDON

Held annually on behalf of the Chief of the General Staff, this conference reflected on the breadth of challenges confronting today’s land forces in a global security environment characterised by constant competition and unpredictability.


Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence

General Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff

General Mark A Milley, Chief of Staff, US Army

Lieutenant General Jörg Vollmer,Chief of Staff for the German Army,

Major General Laurent Kolodziej, representing General Jean-Pierre Bosser, Chief of Staff for the French Army.

To watch full presentations from the conference, please click here

    The 2017 conference focused on the following themes:

      • Today’s Strategic Context – the era of ‘constant competition’ and its policy challenges 
      • The Chiefs Panel – international Chiefs of Staff shared their approaches to modernising land forces 
      • Confronting the Information Challenge – addressing and exploiting the demands of operating in an Information Age 
      • The Human Dimension – digital literacy, twenty-first century communication and maximising the talent on which they depend
      • Future Combined Arms Operations – capability development and integration for operating dispersed, decentralised and cross-domain
      • Training as Surrogate Warfare – enabling adaptation and innovation, building combat ethos and strategic outputs for reassurance and deterrence

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