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The F-35 Lightning II, a Strategic Asset
Nov12

The F-35 Lightning II, a Strategic Asset

In The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World, author Walter Kiechel III traces the evolution of corporate strategy from its beginnings to the global financial collapse of 2008. That so many financially minded strategy “experts” seem to have gotten everything so very wrong in the lead up to the collapse motivated Kiechel to...

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Realistic peacekeeping options for Canada
Mar07

Realistic peacekeeping options for Canada

By Sarah Jane Meharg A government that wants to increase human security, tackle economic inequities, mitigate the effects of climate change, and address the reign of terror against women and children around the world is a government that must use the methods of collective security to reduce its own financial burden, and wield its political influence earned during 60 years...

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Ignoring the weight of the badge
Nov24

Ignoring the weight of the badge

The boiling anger in the United States over police use of force and charges of racism and racial bias can’t help but spill over into Canada and its effect has been profound as we wrestle with our own issues. True, the US and Canada appear to be similar but our challenges in policing and their causes remain distinctly different....

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Defence Policy Review Considerations: Canada’s Army
Aug29

Defence Policy Review Considerations: Canada’s Army

It is not uncommon to hear debates on the roles Canada will need its army to perform – that is, what strategic utility it offers to Canada and to the government in the future, and what qualities, capabilities, and capacities it must possess to exercise this utility, as safely, effectively and efficiently as possible. This is particularly true in...

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Fixing procurement
Aug26

Fixing procurement

For some time, Canada’s defence procurement system has been underperforming. The ongoing problems with the defence procurement system have created an anomalous situation, historically unprecedented in Canada, where vast amounts of money set aside to buy capital equipment goes unused each year, despite pressing equipment needs across the entire armed forces. Canada’s procurement problem Since 2007, an average of...

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Canada’s cyber security deficit
May16

Canada’s cyber security deficit

The Canadian government, businesses, and individuals have developed an inextricable dependence on the Internet that has bestowed significant benefits to our day-to-day activities but also has left us vulnerable to cyber threats that endanger our national security, economic prosperity and way of life. Tucked away in chapter 5 of  Budget 2016, the section on enhancing public safety details spending...

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