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The RCN and Submarine Basing in the Pacific

Canada has reinvigorated its presence at the Shangri-La Dialogue on regional security, expanded its role at the Rim of the Pacific maritime exercise, and recently signed a mutual logistics arrangement with Japan. Such moves are designed to expand the country’s security engagement in the Asia-Pacific, as leverage to join the […]

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Four submarines and a funeral*

*Moderator’s Note: This article was originally published in Defence and Technology India, Vol. 30, No. 3 (December, 2007): 14-16. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. Prof. Ram teaches Military History at American Military University in West Virginia. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Military […]

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Recent paper showcases some alternate models for navy-coast guard relationships

In a short paper entitled “The Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard: Cooperating Sea Services of Co-existing Federal Fleets,” published through the CDFAI last June, Vice-Admiral (ret.) Jean-Yves Forcier addresses the issue of organizational relationships between the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy. The paper can be […]

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“The Sinking of ROKS Cheonan” by Brett Witthoeft*

*Moderator’s Note: This commentary was published in the June issue of “In Focus.”  The commentary is reprinted here with the permission of the author.  My thanks to CFPS Research Fellow Dr. Stan Weeks for bringing this article to my attention. “The Sinking of ROKS Cheonan” by Brett Witthoeft On 26 […]

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef equates to …. what in the Canadian arctic?

The grounding of a Chinese bulk carrier Saturday on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia has raised a furore in the Australian press and with environmental protection groups around the globe. You can read a Reuters press report here. MV Shen Neng I (IMO Number 9040871) is owned by the […]

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Countering Somali Piracy – All International Eggs in one Basket?*

* Moderator’s Note: Reprinted with permission from Seaways, Journal of the Nautical Institute, September 2009, pp. 30-31. The focused intervention of foreign naval forces off the coast of Somalia raises as many questions as it answers.  Why Somalia and not Nigeria or Indonesia?  Why so much emphasis on treating it […]

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