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DND Spending Reductions

Message from the Deputy Minister and Chief of the Defence Staff DND/CAF Departmental Plan 2024-25 and Spending Reductions Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced its plan to reduce spending and […]

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Information Denied

Moderator, 1 March 2024 In an article in Ottawa Citizen (“DND ignores requests to release information, undercutting federal law, MPs are told”), David Pugliese discusses Information Commissioner Caroline Maynard’s report […]

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Navy No Show in Red Sea

By Chris W.J. Roberts, 15 February 2024 The Red Sea shipping crisis has shredded assumptions about the ability of international law, economic interdependence and coordinated seapower to keep vital sea […]

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China in the Arctic

By Jeff G. Gilmour, 10 February 2024 A recent article by Robert Fife and Steven Chase – “China gains major Arctic foothold as Russia turns to Beijing more, report finds” […]

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“Hard Things are Hard”

By Dan Middlemiss, 1 February 2024 Ian Mack has just published another very interesting analysis of complex procurement projects.[1] Mr. Mack brings his years of experience to bear on providing […]

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CSC Costs: Is This All We Get?

By Dan Middlemiss, 25 January 2024 CSC Costs: Is This All We Get? Dan Middlemiss David Pugliese reveals that Ken Rubin, a longstanding Access to Information user, recently received nearly […]

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Red Sea Attacks and Naval Response

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 15 January 2024 If anyone is wondering about the relevance of navies in 2024, then there is an obvious role now – protection of shipping. Yemen-based […]

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Where’s the Beef?

By David Dunlop, 14 January 2024 Below is an article from 9 January 2024 in Vanguard Magazine that again underpins the secretive policies of the present government. In the article […]

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CSC Updates?

By Dan Middlemiss, 10 January 2024 Recently, I was browsing through various articles and reports in an attempt to establish exactly where the CSC project stands. In the course of […]

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Preview: Canadian Naval Review Vol 19 No. 3

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 7 January 2024 Another issue of Canadian Naval Review is coming soon. As you’ll see, we continue to produce ‘insightful and engaging’ material! Pour a hot […]

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Happy New Year?

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 31 December 2023 It’s the time of year for reflection, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to reflect on the past year for Canadian […]

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CDS and CAF CWO end-of-year 2023 message to the CAF

CDS and CAF CWO end-of-year message to the Canadian Armed Forces. Reflecting on 2023, we want to express our sincere appreciation for the extraordinary dedication and resilience demonstrated by each […]

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Details of the RN’s Type 26

By Moderator, 27 December 2023 If you’re interested in finding out about the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates, then there’s a very interestingand detailed YouTube video of discussing the ship. […]

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