Book launch – A Tale of Two Navies: Geopolitics, Technology, and Strategy in the United States Navy and the Royal Navy, 1960-2015 by Antony Wells  

Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Time: 17:30-19:30
Venue: Chapters, King's Building, Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Price: Free


Having served in both forces, Anthony Wells is ideally positioned to examine the intertwined histories, strategies, operations, technology and intelligence activities of the two services. In particular, he highlights the special intelligence relationship between the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy and provides insight into the workings of U.S. and U.K. intelligence. Throughout, Wells asks his reader to consider the importance of naval thinking – not only how it impacts every level of naval activity, but also national defence and strategic decision- making as a whole.

Throughout A Tale of Two Navies, Wells challenges his reader to consider how the United States and the United Kingdom can best collaborate to advance their common strategic interests, as well as how the two countries’ history of cooperation can best be leveraged in the future against increasing threats from China, Russia and radical Islamist terror organisations. This penetrating look at the “special relationship is must reading for anyone interest in the history or future of the military cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Anthony Wells was born in Coventry, England. He is the only living person to have worked for British Intelligence, served in the Royal Navy and on exchange with the US Navy as a British citizen, and worked for US intelligence and the US Navy as a US citizen. He was educated at Durham University, King’s College London and the London School of Economics. He was trained at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and the School of Maritime Operations.

The book launch will be followed by a reception.


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