The Future of Conflict w/ Dan Kaszeta, Mike Martin & Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

28 Jun 2023 – 17:30 - 18:30 BST
Chalke Valley History Festival
IPGL Stage
Chalke Valley History Festival Site
Church Farm
Bury Lane
Broad Chalke
Near Salisbury
Wiltshire SP5 5DP

In this very special event at Chalke Valley History Festival, three former and current soldiers will discuss what the future of warfare might look like: will it be driven by developing technology, robots, drones and AI? Or has the war in Ukraine and elsewhere shown us there is much from the past that remains relevant to today’s battlefields? Drawing on a wealth of experience and deep knowledge, Mike Martin, Dan Kaszeta and Hamish de Bretton-Gordon will offer their expert opinion as to how warfare in the 21st century might develop and what plans Britain is undertaking to prepare for future combat.

About Mike Martin

Mike Martin is Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where he speaks and writes on conflict. His previous books, also published by Hurst, are An Intimate War; Crossing the Congo; and Why We Fight. He tweets about conflict and geopolitics as @ThreshedThought.

His latest book How to Fight a War, an indispensable guide to understanding modern warfare, especially the decisions made by politicians and generals—both good and bad.

About Dan Kaszeta

Dan Kaszeta is a specialist defence and security consultant of Lithuanian ancestry, who has long studied Baltic history. An associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and the author of Toxic (also published by Hurst), he has held positions in the US Secret Service and White House Military Office.

His latest book is The Forest Brotherhood, the untold tale of heroic battles for freedom in the Baltic states, during and after World War II.

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