TABLE OF CONTENTS 2004 issue 1

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Welcome to the new FrontLine. This new magazine brings together many well-known writers and industry experts to offer another voice on the defence and enforcement scene. With the Canadian public becoming more and more aware of the issues and challenges in this sector, we certainly believe there is a need for this new publication.

FrontLine Notebook

General Atomics Aero­nautical Systems, Inc., was awarded a Canadian Forces contract to deploy its ALTAIR unmanned aircraft, a Predator B variant, in support of the Atlantic Littoral Intelligence, Surveillance, Recon­naissance Experiment (ALIX).

BY ED STOREY

Recovering Canadian artifacts.

BY TREVOR COLE

An update to the Contractor Support Program which began operation in September 2000 at Canadian bases in Bosnia... three years later, the program has transformed into CANCAP, the Canadian Contractor Augmentation Program, which hit Bosnia on September 14, 2003.

Protecting Canadian Sovereignty and Contributing to Global Stability
BY STEPHEN HARPER

With unrealized potential as one of the world's leading nations, Canada requires a defence strategy that can better project our military forces globally, while simultaneously increasing our continental efforts to defend North America.

Admiral Ishikawa, Chairman of the Joint Staff Councils
BY B.R. BROWN

Before his recent retirement as Canada’s Defence Attaché in Japan, Capt(N) B.R. Brown interviewed the Chairman of Japan’s Joint Staff Council, Admiral Ishikawa, about his plan of action.

BY ANIL R. PUSTAM

The importance of air power in modern military operations is now beyond dispute. New-generation combat aircraft, packed with the latest technologies and armed with modern weapons do not come cheaply.

BY INGAR MOEN, BY HAROLD STOCKER

The future military is likely to include a collaborating, inter­operable mix of humans and technologically smart entities, called Autonomous Intelligent Systems.

BY DON SISSON

Memories of the horrific treatment of Allied veterans by Eastern Block communist nations after the Second World War.

BY DIANNE COLLIER

Military from a bride's point of view.

BY PETER PIGOTT

There is widespread consensus that NATO must change, that it must modernize and transform into a rapidly deployable force able to operate anywhere at a moment’s notice.

BY DAVE BROWN

In almost 40 years in journalism I've interviewed hundreds of veterans who have put in time at the point of the wartime spear and I marvel at their ability to have survived the experience and still appear normal.

Unmanned Vehicles Take Off – Again
BY JOHN LEECH

Thanks to the timely work of a new association called UVS Canada and their first major conference, "Momentum 2003," held recently in Ottawa, there is now a focus and a platform for the kind of collaboration necessary to start exploring this potential.

BY ED STOREY

A ceremony by the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment on Lodge Lees Farm in Kent, England marked the repatriation of several WWII artifacts.