Conference of Defence Associates Institute

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New Vimy Paper by Dave Perry – “The Growing Gap Between Defence Ends and Means”

The following announcement was sent out by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute: Ottawa, 11 June 2014 – The Conference of Defence Associations Institute is pleased to release Vimy Paper 19: “The Growing Gap Between Defence Ends and Means: The Disconnect between the Canada First Defence Strategy and the Current […]


If you have nothing good to say, don’t say it.

The federal budget was delivered yesterday. Along with the usual complaints about ‘repackaging’ and ‘rebranding’ of existing funding into ‘good news’ stories, which have become the norm for Harper-style announcements, there was a stunning lack of information on the defence budget. As the largest discretionary component of federal spending, defence […]


CDA-CDAI Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security, 23 – 24 February 2012

The Conference of Defence Associates Institute (CDA) has announced that registration for their Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security is now open. The program includes the following speakers on maritime issues: Keynote Ray Mabus, US Secretary of the Navy Asia-Pacific Security Concerns Rear-Admiral (ret.) Tyrone Pile, former commander, Maritime Forces […]


CDAI-CDFAI Report: “NATO Must Change”: What about the navy?

The Conference of Defence Associates Institute (CDAI) and Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) have jointly produced a report that calls for major change in the NATO mandate, organization and capabilities.  You can download a copy of the report, entitled Security in an Uncertain World: A Canadian Perspective on […]


Who scuttled the “Big Honking Ship”?

Recently, the Globe and Mail reported that the Conservative government has revised its expectations of success in Kandahar. Knowing that the situation on the ground in Regional Command South is ever changing and our military commitment there is evidently slated to end in 2011, such a policy shift may indeed […]


Defence Budget 2007 – where are we now?

With Budget 2008 quickly approaching, it’s time to take another look at defence spending. Eric Lerhe, in his previous Budget commentary, accurately assessed that the defence budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007/2008 would be moderately increased by Budget 2007, to approximately $16.7B. Since Budget 2007, however, spending for FY 2007/2008 […]