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Book Review no. 22 – Boileau on Fraser and Hanington, Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle that Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban
Major-General (Ret’d) David Fraser and Brian Hanington, Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle that Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2018). ~ ~ ~ Several Canadian soldiers have written excellent accounts describing their wartime...read more
Book Review No. 21 – Frandsen on Murtagh and Kendall, The History of the RCAF Sentry Dog Program 1963-1972
A.J. Murtagh and A.W. Kendall, The History of the RCAF Sentry Dog Program 1963-1972 (Burnstown, ON: Burnstown Publishing House, 2017). [Editor's note: This book can be ordered online, here.] ~ ~ ~ Images of the Avro CF-105 Arrow, or Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)...read more
[Davies] Vimy Paper Volume 38 – Irresistible Forces: Long-Term Tectonic Influences on Canada’s National Security
Executive Summary This Vimy Paper examines three long-term tectonic influences on Canada’s national security: geography, demographics, and science. These macro-level factors tend not to be understood well or receive much serious consideration in the...read more
(Photo from the Russian newspaper Kommersant on the fiftieth anniversary of the Warsaw Pact's invasion of Czechoslovakia.) ~ ~ ~ For four months in 1968, I was an intern in Prague, the capital of the erstwhile Czechoslovakia, a city of incredible beauty and grace...read more
Book Review No. 20 – Ricketts on Wakelam, Cold War Fighters – Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54
Randall Wakelam, Cold War Fighters – Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54 (Canadian Studies in Military History: UBC Press in association with the Canadian War Museum, 2011). ~ ~ ~ As the current Canadian government travels the torturous path of replacing our...read more
The CDA Institute is pleased to repost David Law's blog, originally published here on 1 August 2018, on our own site. Whatever happens in Ukraine, which he argues may be a victim of a "deal" between Trump and Putin, or a tripartite arrangement involving those two and...read more
Book Review No. 19 – Norris of Stewart, Strangers with Memories: The United States and Canada from Free Trade to Baghdad
John Stewart, Strangers with Memories: The United States and Canada from Free Trade to Baghdad (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). ~ ~ ~ In May 1990, a peculiar ad in an Ottawa newspaper called for a self-starting individual to analyze trade...read more
Book Review No. 18 – Martyn of Cusumano and Corbe, eds., A Civil-Military Response to Hybrid Threats
Eugenio Cusumano and Marian Corbe, eds., A Civil-Military Response to Hybrid Threats (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). ~ ~ ~ This collection of essays provides military and civilian readership with a broad-ranging overview of the role played by civil-military cooperation...read more
CDA Institute Analysis: A Response by Patrick Dennis to Reviews of Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War
The CDA Institute has now posted three reviews of my book, Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017) – the first by Dr. Andrew Theobald this past March, and the second and third by Michel Gravel and Keith...read more
NOVEMBER 2, 2018
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