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Naval BMD for Canada will necessitate a ‘high-low’ fleet mix

In the 04 October 2011 post by ‘Galrahn’, entitled “Crisis Time for U.S. Seapower”, the author asked this question: “Will the navy also retire the first 8 Ticonderoga-class cruisers because they lack the radar for BMD?”  The question is poignant, because it shows the value that the U.S. government attaches […]

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Canada’s place among the ‘Sea Front Nations’.

Ken Hansen has posed an interesting question. It is not a question that is independent of other maritime concerns, namely ‘maritime blindness of the Canadian society’, the future of the Canadian navy, and the national interests of Canada. Irrespective of the scientific reasons for the climatic changes unfolding in the arctic, no […]

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This is no time to hesitate – Act!

If we keep on dithering with Arctic Ocean policy, it will be the ‘Arctic Desert’ before the academics, politicians, military and bureaucrats get anything done – and by then it will be too late to do anything. Clearly we need to establish our footprint on, over and under the Canadian […]

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Canada 1st: strategic defence management?

Dave Perry has supplied a superb analysis of the Canada First Defence Strategy or CFDS. I particularly support his conclusion “The defence strategy is therefore competent, long term planning, devoid of any exciting new promises that might attract criticism for outlandish spending plans and un-needed equipment.” The strategy itself correctly […]

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CCG-CF joint training: Been there, done that

For the interest of your readers, the CF and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) have conducted joint training in the recent past. Specifically, 32 Canadian Brigade Group (32 CBG), the Militia formation based in Toronto, conducted a series of exercises called Neptune Strike together with various Great Lakes Canadian Coast Guard […]

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The Norwegian Coast Guard

Sirs: I have read your articles here with interest, and if you would let me, maybe I can maybe clarify some points as to how the Norwegian Coastguard operates. I will just reflect a little over the operations of large ships. Discussing the whole of the concept of the Norwegian […]

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Debating Defence and Naval Policy (XVII)

David Perry: While that side debate was going on, Eric Lerhe sent off a letter to the editor of the Ottawa Citizen following up on David Pugiliese’s article on arctic security: “David Pugiliese’s recent article is accurate in its assessment that the Canada First Defence Strategy is sending mixed signals […]

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