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What to expect as the 'Davos of Defense' kicks off in Munich with beefed up security

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Security Forces Gather for Annual Munich Security Conference #

Security forces are present in Munich, Germany as global leaders convene for the city’s annual security conference. This year’s conference is expected to be one of the most crucial in its history. Dubbed the “Davos of Defense,” the conference will bring together approximately 60 heads of state and over 85 government officials to discuss global security issues. Key topics on the agenda include ongoing wars in Europe and the Middle East, tensions in the Indo-Pacific, NATO expansion, and the potential return of Donald Trump to the White House. The event is attracting attention as it coincides with rising concerns over geopolitical stability. Increased security measures have been implemented, including the deployment of additional police officers and road closures. The conference will feature speeches from prominent figures such as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Israeli President Isaac Herzog, and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, among others. Several protests are expected throughout the weekend.