defence planning


Future Canadian Submarine Capability: Some Considerations

CNR, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2015) Abstract What could the future look like for Canadian submarines? What are the considerations necessary to develop a credible Canadian submarine capability for the 21st century? Two factors define Canada’s navy – geography and national will. A future Canadian submarine capability must be able […]


Pacific Pivot

The editorial piece by Eric Lerhe in the Canadian Naval Review [“Time for a Canadian Pacific Pivot?”] raises a real dichotomy between what is no doubt desirable and what is possible, or, in today’s financial climate, remotely likely. True, our Canadian export and marketing strategy is becoming very much altered […]


Canadian Submarine Capabilities: A Reply to Ken Hansen

Ken Hansen’s excellent post on the subject of submarines raises important issues concerning the future of submarines in the RCN. For those of us who ‘get it’, the post hits all the right buttons, especially his comment “what if the first time our surface ships encounter a sub is when […]


Chinese Military Growth

Military power is a difficult subject, especially when it comes to discussing the potential power of other countries. China has made news over the past few years for their rapidly expanding military force, and MilitaryEducation.org has compiled a shocking list of facts regarding the Chinese military, and created a surprising […]


Terrorism Tradecraft

Terrorism Tradecraft is republished with permission of Stratfor. Read more: Terrorism Tradecraft | Stratfor One of the distinctive features of Stratfor’s terrorism and security analysis is its focus on the methodology of attacks. Of course, identifying those responsible for an attack is important, especially in ensuring that the perpetrators are […]


How much to move, how fast and how far?

Murray Brewster’s article entitled “DND to drop costly cargo ship” in the Thursday, 28 July, issue of The Chronicle Herald reports on the continuing problems with commercial charter arrangements to move large volumes of military equipment and supplies.  Readers should check Dave Perry’s first post on this subject to get […]


The Canada First Defence Strategy?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the long awaited “Canada First Defence Strategy” (CFDS) yesterday. Or, as a cynic might put it, he repackaged several old announcements and planning document details, and attempted to pass it off as something new. The much awaited details? The Tories are serious about the North […]