TABLE OF CONTENTS 2006 issue 2

Future Forces
BY ANDREW VALLERAND

An example of a major ongoing activity which lends itself to the support of the CF Transformation is the Joint Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Training and Support (JSMARTS) series of exercises.

Future Forces
BY MURRAY REGUSH and IAN GLENN

The proliferation of the Unmanned Vehicle System is evidence of a new path for defence and security. What is the future for these systems and how will technological advances develop for either homeland security or defence missions?…

Future Forces
BY ANDRÉ LAFRANCE

The role of ISTAR – There is serious concern about the lack of necessary equipment for a Commander to view the situation in real time, allowing him focused, informed and rapid decisions. New technology must be called upon to provide these tools…

Future Forces
BY ANGIE MORGAN and COURTNEY LYNCH

Many have argued that women should not serve in the military. Today every troop is asked to work harder and smarter. In a climate where the operational tempo is extremely high, imagine if our governments were to suddenly direct all women in the military to stand down from service and resign from the military…

Future Forces / International
BY WARREN KING

An example of a major ongoing activity which lends itself to the support of the CF Transformation is the Joint Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Training and Support (JSMARTS) series of exercises.

Future Forces / International
BY ÅSA LINDESTAM

The Swedish Armed Forces are currently undergoing a period of major change – transforming into a smaller, but more active, operational defense force…

BY LEWIS MacKENZIE

A rash of attacks against our soldiers in Afghanistan have raised the profile of Canada’s mission in that country and stimulated an overdue debate regarding our role there. Perhaps it is timely to remind Canadians, the media, and the politicians, of what constitutes a peacekeeping mission.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

As one of the four new Force Employers, CEFCOM (Canada Expeditionary Force Command) will focus on international Canadian Forces operations, ensuring that CF assets are optimized to this one effect. The new CF vision fully integrates global operations – with Army, Navy, Air Force, and Special Forces all working as one team – under one operationally-focused commander...

MGen Walt Natynczyk
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The CF is determined to follow the government’s new Defence Policy Statement. MGen Walt Natynczyk, appointed as Chief of the Canadian Forces Transformation on 1 June 2005, will lead that effort.

Gen Rick Hillier
BY RICK HILLIER

General Hillier explains his understanding of why Canada has agreed to help Afghan government authorities establish a secure environment and aid in governance and reconstruction.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Communicating with the public is increasingly being seen as an essential (and inevitable) aspect of maintaining public support for Canada's dangerous missions. Both CF and government leaders have repeatedly stated the need to rally support for the young Canadian men and women who are presently in harms way…