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Debating Defence and Naval Policy (IV)

Cutting the navy by over twenty percent and our military maritime surveillance capability by about a third, for marginal savings, will cripple Canada’s ability to ensure its maritime security. Historically, promises by any Canadian government have never been fulfilled unless forced by political embarrassment. Buying transport aircraft and helicopters for […]

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Debating Defence and Naval Policy (II)

There are many problems with some of the financial analysis that seems to underlie the leaked Conservative defence strategy. While hardly the only problem, the first thing to grab my attention was the reported need for the “savings” gained from getting rid one of our three air defence destroyers and […]

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Debating Defence and Naval Policy

For much of February 2007, a small group of academics that included serving and former naval officers engaged in an electronic debate on the future of Canada’s defence and naval policies. What follows is an attempt to gather up the key points of that debate in the hope that they […]

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