News archive 2001
Geoff Hoon delivers major speech at King's05 Dec 2001, PR 35/01 UK Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honorable Geoff Hoon, spoke from King's College London today to outline current thinking on how the UK should organise itself to deal with new kinds of terrorist threats.
Entitled 11 September: a new chapter for the Strategic Defence Review, Hoon's speech set out the UK’s response to the World Trade Centre atrocities and reported on progress towards identifying how policy and defence capabilities should be developed in order to counter future terrorist attacks.
The Secretary of State's visit to the College was organised by the Centre for Defence Studies.Notes to editors King's College London
King's College London is one of the two oldest and largest colleges of the University of London with some 12,200 undergraduate students and over 4,500 postgraduates in ten schools of study. The College is among the country's top four higher education institutions for the number of highest-rated subject-areas for research quality. It is in the top group of five universities for research earnings and has an annual turnover of £285 million and research income from grants and contracts in excess of £80 million (1999-2000).
Centre for Defence Studies acts as a focus for research on a wide range of defence and security issues. It was established at King’s College London in 1990 with a grant from the Ministry of Defence.
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