Defence Review

19 posts

CNR Mourns the Loss of Hugh Segal

By CNR, 18 August 2023 The CNR Editorial Board has lost one of its members. Senator Hugh Segal passed away last week in Kingston. Hugh had been an energetic and […]


Australia Releases Defence Strategic Review

By Dan Middlemiss, 24 April 2023 As it promised, the Australian government has released its much anticipated Defence Strategic Review ( The report paints a sobering assessment of the current […]

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Defence Reviews

By Dan Middlemiss, 19 August 2022 The United Kingdom published its new National Maritime Security Strategy (NMSS) on 15 August 2022. The full report can be found at: The […]


CAF = “Convening” Armed Forces

By Procrustes, 17 March 2022 Every so often, Canada’s political mis-leaders reveal, in their quaintly innocent, progressive way, just how naive they are about world affairs and about the role […]



Mark Sloan, 25 March 2021 The UK Government has now published The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (Integrated Review), and the Defence Command Paper “Defence in […]

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New Senate Report Released

The Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence has released a new report, Reinvesting in the Canadian Armed Forces: A Plan for the Future. This follows the report that […]

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Japan’s Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity

This article raises some good points that make one wonder how effective are Canadian countermeasures. The Diplomat: Japan’s Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity


Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper

As Canada readies for a new defence review, Australia has just released its long-awaited Defence White Paper, along with an Integrated Investment Program as well as a Defence Industry Policy […]


Infrastructure and the Defence Review

As the 2016 Defence Review gets underway there have been many questions as to how the new Liberal government would approach creating their promised  “leaner, more agile” military.  Thankfully, suggestions […]

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The Canadian Naval Task Group (II)

Everything that Peter Haydon says in his article on the “Canadian Naval Task Group” is accurate. The task group has been fundamental to our past success and it will likely […]