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Volume 17, Number 1, 2021

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We said in the last preview that Canadians started the year 2021 both discouraged and hopeful. A few months later, things have gotten worse in some places and better in others. So we continue to be both discouraged and hopeful.

The Spring issue starts with an Editorial that is about sexual misconduct in the military, a topic much in the news. In the Editorial, CNR Editor Dr. Ann Griffiths also illustrates discouragement and hope – discouragement that once again we’re hearing about sexual misconduct, and hope that the Canadian Armed Forces will finally address the problem.

Following the Editorial are four very interesting articles.

We start with an article that asks what the future holds for naval mine warfare. The article discusses this question by examining mine warfare and how it will fit into future maritime conflict, noting the inattention paid to naval mine warfare by Western navies. The second article discusses how the Canadian Armed Forces have embarked on an incremental and phased approach to improving anti-submarine warfare readiness. The third article takes CNR where it has never gone before – to the topic of Artificial Intelligence and how AI can be used by the RCN in the near term. The final article discusses the implications for Canadian politics and sovereignty of the incorporation of the US-developed Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) on the Canadian Surface Combatants. Because this article raised debate among those who saw a preview of it, we included two commentaries in Making Waves that respond to it.

And, speaking of commentaries, we include an interesting discussion of operations and sustainment costs for the future Canadian Surface Combatant. In another commentary, we return to the discussion of whether Canada should consider a landing ship for infantry. We include discussion of the re-invigorated ‘Quad’ in the Asia-Pacific region, hospital ships and shipbuilding. In other words, the Spring issue is full of amazing material – illustrated with beautiful photos.

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The full table of contents is below.

Table of Contents - Vol. 17, No. 1 (2021)

  • Editorial: One More Time: Sexual Misconduct in the CAFby Ann Griffiths
  • The Science of Vague Assumptions: The Sea Mine and Its Future - by Lieutenant (N) Sebastian Harper
  • Modernizing Anti-Submarine Warfare: A Systematic Journey - by Commander Chris M. Devita
  • Artificial Intelligence: How Can the RCN Benefit in the Near Term? - by Megan Martins Da Ponte
  • Canada-US Defence Relations and the CSC: A Ship Too Far?by Dan Middlemiss and Denis Stairs
  • Making Waves
    • In Response to Middlemiss-Stairs Article - by Hugh Segal
    • Comments on “A Ship too Far?” - by Poseidon
    • Long-Term Operations and Sustainment Costs for the CSC - by Mikaël Perron
    • The LSI(A): An Arctic Sovereignty Protection Option? - by Major (Ret’d) Les Mader
  • A View from the West: The Quad 2.0 and Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region - by Jocelyn Sandhu
  • Dollars and Sense: Shipbuilding, Moving Forward - by Dave Perry
  • Warship Developments: Hospital Ships - by Doug Thomas
  • Book Reviews

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Volume 16, Number 3, 2021

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We start the year 2021 both discouraged and hopeful. COVID-19 is not finished with us yet but vaccines are starting to be administered across Canada. In the midst of all this uncertainty and upset, we carry on. And so I’m happy to announce that the Winter issue is coming soon.

In the Winter issue we have four extremely interesting articles. We start with the winner of the 2020 CNMT essay competition, “Canada and the Fourth Battle of the Atlantic,” in which Commander Peter Sproule discusses the opportunity for Canada return to its focus on anti-submarine warfare, and perhaps even lead NATO’s efforts in this. Our second article looks at the little known, and little appreciated, contribution of the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service in the Second World War. As Sub-Lieutenant Lisa Tubb points out, the women in the WRCNS took on important roles and helped the war effort in many aspects, and this contribution should not be forgotten. In the next article, we hear about the dumping of chemical weapons into the ocean after WWII – not the finest hour of navies across the world but a widespread practice at the time. Despite assurances that the disposal process was well-run and effectively conducted, in this article author Alex Souchen relates the fiasco of the scuttling of LST 3521 in 1946. The final article by Captain Donald Gibson discusses the important role of ice navigators onboard commercial ships transiting Canadian waters in the Arctic Ocean.

And if this isn’t enough, we have commentaries of many shapes and sizes. We continue the conversation about the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the costs of the Joint Support Ships and Canadian Surface Combatants. We discuss fire safety onboard ships, the Canada-US defence relationship, human security in the Arctic, and cyber-security in the Arctic. In other words, the issue is full of amazing material – illustrated with beautiful photos.

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Table of Contents

  • Editorial: Democratic Naval Powers Should Not Look Away – by Hugh Segal
  • Winner of the 2020 CNMT Essay Contest: Canada and the Fourth Battle of the Atlantic – by Commander Peter Sproule
  • “We Will Not March at the Back”: The Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service – by Sub-Lieutenant Lisa Tubb
  • Chemical Weapons Disposal and the Scuttling of LST 3521 in 1946 – by Alex Souchen
  • Ice Navigation and Arctic Security – by Captain Donald Gibson
  • Making Waves
    • A Reply to Ian Mack – by Dan Middlemiss
    • MV Asterix versus JSS: Replacing Canada’s AORs – by Poseidon
    • Time to Embed a Fire Safety Culture – by Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter
    • The Canada-US Defence Relationship – by Emmanuel Akinbobola
    • Cyber Considerations for Maritime Operations in the Canadian Arctic – by Major Bruno Perron and Kristen Csenkey
    • The Canadian Navy and Human Security in the Arctic – by Gabriella Gricius
  • Dollars and Sense: Canada’s Surface Combatant Costs – by Dave Perry
  • Warship Developments: Potpourri – by Doug Thomas
  • Book Reviews

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Volume 16, Number 2, 2020

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Be prepared for a great issue! In this issue we start with an Editorial that asks if it is time to rethink Canada’s concept of seapower as the world experiences a period of geopolitical readjustment. We have an interesting article that examines the question of military planning and preparedness using the COVID-19 pandemic as an example. We have another article that discusses climate change and how this will affect the tasks that the RCN will be asked to do.

There’s an article that uses newly declassified material to re-examine civil-military relations in Canada at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. And for fans of submarines, we have an article that digs into the power requirements that Canada would need should it decide to get AIP submarines capable of traveling under ice in the Arctic.

In Making Waves, we have a response to a commentary in the spring issue that questioned some elements of the NSS. Another commentary outlines how China’s recent maritime behaviour is alienating and frightening its neighbours and wonders if there is a strategic plan behind the behaviour…. And so on. In other words, the fall issue is full of brilliant material - as usual, illustrated with beautiful photos.

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Table of Contents

  • Editorial: Is It Time for a New Concept of Canadian Seapower? - by Rob Huebert;
  • For Want of a Nail, the Kingdom was Lost - Vice-Admiral (Ret’d) Sir Jeremy Blackham;
  • Foreshadowing Humanitarian Tasks for the Royal Canadian Navy - Sergeant (Ret’d) Simon Wells;
  • Canadian Civil-Military Relations: 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis - Bill E. Featherstone;
  • Power Estimates for an Arctic AIP Submarine for Canada - José Cañadas Méndez;
  • Making Waves
    • A Response to “The NSS: Flawed Premises” - Ian Mack;
    • Is There a Plan behind China’s Recent Behaviour? - Ann Griffiths;
    • The Australian 2020 Defence Strategic Update - Colonel (Ret’d) Brian K. Wentzell.
  • A View from the West: Maritime Domain Awareness and Piracy in Asia - Shannon João Sterrett;
  • Dollars and Sense: Coping with COVID - Dave Perry;
  • Warship Developments: Pandemic Sticker Shock - Doug Thomas;
  • Book reviews

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