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Is A ‘Role Reversal’ Looming for the RCN in the Arctic?*

[*This article appeared originally in the February 2013 issue of Marine Matters.  It is reprinted here with the permission of the publisher.] It is an odd thing about Canada that, although the number of people who have lived, worked or travelled in the arctic region is probably below ten percent […]

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JSS adrift in a strategic black hole*

[*Moderator’s Note: This article appeared originally as part of the ‘Plain Talk’ series in the Fall 2010 issue (Vol. 6, No. 3) of Canadian Naval Review.] Is the announcement of a new $2.6 billion project to acquire two Joint Support Ships good news or bad news for the navy? The […]

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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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The strategic and operational effectiveness of sealift

This plan (David Pugliese, “Forces to lease supply ship”, Daily News 18 July 2007, p.12) to charter a cargo ship for a period of a year or more was described in a presentation at the Maritime Security Conference by Lieutenant-Colonel Martha Stouffer from Canadian Operational Support Command, which was entitled […]

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