terrorism

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Terrorism in Canada: The end of complacency and the advent of reality

Being engaged in maritime security journalism, I have heard military and law enforcement professionals complain that Canadians are ‘too complacent’ about terrorist threats. Images of the Nation’s Capital under lockdown and gun shots shattering the halls of Parliament must lead to Canadians accepting that terrorism can happen in Canada. I […]

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The Oceans: Our New ‘Wild West’

[Moderator’s Note:  This article was published previously in the Halifax ChronicleHerald. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author.] Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, retired commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, once described the world’s oceans as anything but peaceful and placid — more like “the wild west.” He spoke […]

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MSOCs – Guardians of the world’s gateways*

* Moderator’s Note: This article was originally published in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald on 03 December 2011. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. Eight of Canada’s provinces and all our Northern territories have oceanic shorelines. The 1,287-kilometre St. Lawrence Seaway and the navigable passages through the Great […]

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The ocean approaches to North America are also borders

There has been considerable press coverage of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report – Border Security: Enhanced DHS Oversight and Assessment of Interagency Coordination Is Needed for the Northern Border – and the recent meeting of Prime Minister Harper and President Obama on perimeter security. The major finding of the GAO report […]

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Who has the correct perception?

A poll conducted for the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and by the Innovative Research Group, Inc., has turned up a very important change in public opinion about the threats to national vital interests. The poll was between 22 December 2009 and 4 January 2010. You can read a […]

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