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    Tony Blair on Hard and Soft Power



    Tony Blair on Hard and Soft Power
    The Royal United Services Institute - Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
    Tony Blair on Defence of the United Kingdom and its Interests.Rt Hon Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister Minister, gave a speech to RUSI members onboard HMS Albion, Devonport on 12 January 2007.In his lecture, the Prime Minister spoke on Defence Perspectives - defending the United Kingdom and its interests - addressing the need for both 'hard' and 'soft' power and a 'versatile' armed forces to meet the current challenges and commitments post-9/11.Talking in more detail about hard and soft power Mr Blair told RUSI members that it was important that 'military might' and 'humanitarian operations' went hand in hand especially in both Afghanistan and Iraq - RUSI