Ian Parker

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A reply to Jack Granatstein about shipbuilding in Canada

Jack Granatstein, one of Canada’s foremost historians, has written a significant op-ed for the Ottawa Citizen (“National interests collide in shipbuilding strategy,” 30 October 2013).   In it he quite correctly argues for a realistic assessment of the additional costs of made in Canada solutions versus what might be cheaper foreign […]

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A riposte to Ian Parker’s comment on naval force development

Ian Parker’s response above is well intentioned I’m sure, but he simply seems to be a bit hurt by the truth. It may disappoint him to discover that the comment “the navy… usually acquires a platform and then designs capabilities for it” is not of my own making but was […]

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Army versus Navy Capability Planning

In a recent exchange on the Security and Defence Forum Policy Discussion Board concerning Army Transformation, found here (under the “Books and Publications” heading in the Canadian Defence Policy Forum) Major Andrew Godefroy commented with the following: Army Transformation is not a project. Transformation itself is an event that can […]

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