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Australia’s New Defence Policy: A ‘Hedging Policy’ against unacceptable risks

It is interesting to see the global reaction to both the Australian White Paper (WP) and our 45% troop increase for Afghanistan. We are one of the few countries that accept that Defence, unfortunately, is a zero sum game and that on the risk management chart low likelihood (state based conflict) + […]

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Implications for Canada

Broadsides solicited comments on the potential impact of the new United States maritime strategy, A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower1, upon Canada, and I offer the following as my analysis. The first step is to understand the basis for the strategy and the intent of its sponsors, the U.S. […]

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The New U.S. Maritime Strategy: What are the implications for Canada?

The U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps announced the first collective declaration of national maritime strategy on 17 October.  To date, commentaries on the strategy are mixed.  While much of the strategy’s main elements are recognizable (forward presence, deterrence, sea control and power projection), among the new features of […]

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