14 October 2009
I was very pleased to be elected by the Council of RUSI to be its Chairman for the next five years, and greatly looked forward to my association with the Institute.
The invitation last week that I play a role immediately as Adviser to the Opposition Defence team - an invitation that I accepted - means that I must stand down as Chairman of the RUSI Council in order to respect the political independence of the Institute.
I wish RUSI continued success in its mission to represent all aspects of British defence and security analysis.
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