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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.

If you don’t have a subscription yet, you should get one so you don’t miss anything. Keep your eyes on the CNR Twitter account for details (CdnNavalReview). And see the full table of contents below.

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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Volume 16, Number 1 (2020)

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Little did we know a few months ago when we decided to make the spring issue of CNR a theme issue that the world would change so dramatically. If we had a crystal ball, we could have made it a theme issue about pandemics and navies. But we don’t. We decided that, as we hit the 10-year anniversary of its creation, the time was ripe to examine the National Shipbuilding (Procurement) Strategy.

The NSS is the largest shipbuilding program that Canada has implemented since the Second World War. In the spring issue, we examine the NSS from many angles. How did the program come into being? Why was it created? And what is happening with it? What are other countries in similar situations doing? Will it accomplish its goals? What is missing from it? And what are the strengths and shortcomings of the strategy? You have questions, we have answers.

Table of Contents: 10 Years of the NSPS/NSS

  • Introduction to the Theme Issue - Ann Griffiths
  • Editorial: Building a Modern Sustainable Canadian Shipbuilding Industry - Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Gary Garnett and Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Ron Buck
  • Team Canada (Ships) Sees the NSS Delivering - Vice-Admiral Art McDonald
  • Reflections on a Decade of NSS - Ian Mack
  • Naval Shipbuilding Strategies in Australia, Britain and Canada - Elinor Sloan
  • Arctic Icebreaking Operations and the NSS - Jeff G. Gilmour
  • Making Waves
    • The National Shipbuilding Strategy: Flawed Premises - Dan Middlemiss
    • Sustaining Seapower: Domestic Shipbuilding is Not Just about Jobs - Timothy Choi
    • The NSS: A Canadian Submarine Response? - David Dunlop
    • A Suggestion for an Intermediate Level of Arctic Amphibious Capability - Major (Ret’d) Les Mader
    • The Battle of Atlantic 75 Years Later - Christopher Perry
  • Dollars and Sense: The First Decade of the NSS - Dave Perry
  • A View from the West: Narco-Submarines and the Implications for Atlantic Security - Shannon João Sterrett
  • Warship Developments: The Next Navy - Doug Thomas
  • Book reviews

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