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A look at American foreign policy under the Obama Administration, CSEC’s role in Canadian cyber defence, and the continued presence of US troops in Afghanistan. “And it is not simply war-​weariness. Strangely enough, it is an intellectual problem, a question of identity and purpose.” Defense One presents excerpts from an interview with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Demsey regarding the current international order and how the…
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Procurement and the Royal Canadian Air Force An article by Murray Brewster reports on the desire of the RCAF to acquire a fifth C-​17 Globemaster heavy lift aircraft, and although Boeing will cease production of the C-​17 in 2014, CDA Institute Senior Defence Analyst David Perry points out that procurement is a zero-​sum exercise, meaning money spent on a C-​17 is money taken away from other critical procurement projects. In an…
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At look at the challenges facing the Canadian Armed Forces, the Syrian presidential elections, and John Kerry’s problem with Russia. “Let’s get real, the Geneva Agreement is not open to interpretation. It is not vague. It is not optional“ An article from the Ottawa Citizen reports on the continued build-​up of NATO assets in response to the crisis in Ukraine, as the HMCS Regina joins the NATO Standing Maritime Force in…
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A look at recent US foreign policy, counterinsurgency lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq, and the F-​35. “Why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force after we’ve just gone through a decade of war…” An article from the New York Times reports on US President Barack Obama’s frustration over criticisms of his Administration’s foreign policy, which Obama characterized as a slow but steady approach aimed at minimizing the risk…
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A look at the Iranian nuclear negotiations, the long term implications of the Russian annexation of Crimea, and the Canadian acquisition of the F-​35. “Because it was such lightning rod, there has been speculation the Harper government would postpone a decision on whether to proceed with the F-​35 until after the next election in October 2015.“ An article by Fareed Zakaria in the Washington Post examines the long term implications of Russia’s annexation…
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