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Towards a Diverse and Inclusive Canadian Military: The Lessons from Gender Integration in the CF in the 1990s
Photo Credit: The Canadian Press This is the first in a new series of blog entries exploring the work of emerging graduate students examining Canada’s armed forces and defence and security issues. In “Towards a Diverse and Inclusive Canadian Military,” Queen’s...read more
Christian Leuprecht, Joel J. Sokolsky, Thomas Hughes, Eds., North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century: Security and Sovereignty in an Uncertain World (Springer Press, 2018). Reviewed by J. Craig Stone, CD, PhD As Canada implements their new defence policy,...read more
Tuesday Reitano, Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo and Sasha Jesperson, Militarised Responses to Transnational Organised Crime: The War on Crime (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Reviewed by: Adam Finzi When I first decided to read Militarised Responses to Transnational...read more
CDA Institute frequent contributor, David M. Law, contributes a timely article, "The Crisis in and Around Venezuela-and what might be done about it." Throughout the piece, Law reviews the current situation, outlines the implications of various courses of action and...read more
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
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