TABLE OF CONTENTS 2006 issue 4

BY CLAUDE BACHAND

Quebec’s aerospace industry will benefit very little economically, and the taxes paid by Canadians and Quebeckers will flow south.

BY DENIS CODERRE

The new defence procurements are necessary for the CF, but announcements are riddled in controversy due to contracting procedures.

Gen Rick Hillier
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Fixing What's Broken: “It’s a great time to be in the CF!” says General Hillier after less than two years as CDS. He is in the enviable position of rebuilding an energized Canadian Forces…

BY GEN HENAULT

Recent attacks in Afghanistan have prompted a flurry of international reporting that suggests that stability in this war-ravaged country remains illusive. While this coverage is understandable, it does not show is the progress that is being made…

BY OMAR SAMAD

You can be certain of one fact: The Afghans do not want to turn the clock back to once again live under the spell of a fanatic, repressive and misogynist regime that has deviated from mainstream, moderate Islamic and Afghan cultural norms…

BY PETER PIGOTT

Poor governance, weak institutions, insurgency, regional warlords and poverty – Afghanistan has all of these, in abundance. Deep in sometimes hostile territory, these forts housing the Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) are perhaps Afghanistan’s best hope for the future…

BY MIKE MINNICH

Canada’s Air Force has been ­significantly involved in supporting CF operations in Afghanistan since Operation APOLLO.

BY JAMES COX

Just as government has been responsible for ‘downsizing’ the Canadian Forces, it should also be responsible for increasing it. Government’s role should not be limited to allocating money and then dumping the hard part onto the shoulders of the CF…

BY TIM PAGE

Claiming that Canada’s defence and security industries have grown and sustained themselves largely through their ability to earn international business, CADSI calls for a home grown industrial strategy to support its own defence and national security objectives.