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LLI: A Tale of Two Navies

Presented ByLLI: Tale of two Navies
When/WhereWednesday, Oct 24, 2018 10:00amHylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Wells

Dr. Anthony Wells’ book, A Tale of Two Navies, is a history and analysis of the unique and enduring relationship between the United States Navy and the Royal Navy. In his presentation, Dr. Wells will highlight the special intelligence relationship between the two navies and will provide insight into the workings of U.S. and U.K. intelligence. He asks that you consider the importance of naval thinking, not only how it impacts every level of naval activity but also national defense and strategic decision-making. He will include the response of each navy to the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, the discovery of the Walker Spy Ring, the Falklands campaign of 1982, and the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Dr. Anthony Wells, who was born in Coventry, England, is the only living person to have worked for British Intelligence, served in the Royal Navy and on exchange with the U.S. Navy as a British citizen. He received his education at Durham University, King’s College, London, and the London School of Economics. He was trained at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and the School of Maritime Operations. Dr. Wells received his commission in the Royal Navy in 1966. During his tenure in the navy, he served aboard the HMS Collingwood, HMS Bulwark, HMS Dryad, HMS Eastbourne, HMS Fearless, and HMS Intrepid and also in the USS Bainbridge. As a civilian, he worked with the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 2015. Dr. Wells is a visiting senior research fellow at the Center for Intelligence and Cyber Security at King’s College in London. Currently, he lives in The Plains, Virginia.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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