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Major General Buster Howes OBE, British Defence Attaché speaks to students on 'The Shape of Future Coalitions Through a British Prism'

May 14, 2013  |  Denver, Colorado

Amb daviesOn May 14, 2013, Major General Buster Howes OBE, Defence Attaché at the British Embassy in Washington spoke to students at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy. In a talk titled 'The Shape of Future Coalitions Through a British Prism,' Buster Howes discussed the considerations that guide British and U.S. foreign and defence policy. He explained that despite certain differences in approach, Britain and the U.S have a long-standing relationship that has been strengthened through their recent coalition efforts. Buster Howes noted that the shape of future military coalitions is likely to be determined not simply by the countries that demonstrate political will but also by their budgetary concerns.

As Defence Attaché, Buster Howes is responsible for bilateral military and defence relations between the United States and the United Kingdom.

His work is focused on operations and contingency planning, defence intelligence, cyber and space, service personnel, defence education and doctrine. His tours have included Northern Ireland, the First Gulf War, Bosnia, the Second Gulf War, and Kabul. He served as Head of Overseas Operations in Ministry of Defence before being appointed Commandant General Royal Marines in February 2010. Buster Howes also commanded Operation ATLANTA, the EU Counter Piracy Mission in the Indian Ocean.

Major General Buster Howes joins a growing list of dignitaries who have visited the Sié Chéou-Kang Center. His visit to the school and personal and professional insights on the issues under question were highly appreciated by students and faculty alike. The event was sponsored by the Sié Center in cooperation with the One Earth Future Foundation.

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