TABLE OF CONTENTS 2013 issue 1

General Charles Jacoby
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

As the Arctic ice shrinks, the vulnerabilities grow. A conversation about Arctic strategy with Commander NORAD and NORTHCOM, U.S. General Charles Jacoby.

BY JAMES FRYER

There are no bargains in a hostile sky. Alternative fighter jets could make Joint Strike Fighter look like a good deal.

BY TIM DUNNE

Contrary to common belief, Canada punches above its weight in supporting NATO's efforts – it's time for Canada to shed its undeserved modesty.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Success in battle begins behind the lines. Trimming the tail could mean pulling the teeth - the how and the why.

BY CHRIS HADFIELD, BY JONATHAN KNAUL

Used by NASA, Aquarius (the only permanent sea floor habitat in the world, and amazing resource) is at risk of being shut down. Read the personal stories of two amazing Canadians.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

From troubled program to transformation reality, the Osprey has emerged to offer astoundingly flexible capabilities. Are new capabilities and proven frontline performance worth the price?

BY CHRIS LINFORD

After caring for the wounded, LCol Chris Linford found himself in an arduous struggle with PTSD, which eventually led him back to helping others.

BY GREGORY C.P. MATTE

Helmets to Hardhats Canada provides construction industry opportunities for members of the Canadian Forces.

BY LISA A. SCALE

Potraying MCpl (ret) Paul Franklin (our cover) and others who put their lives on the line in the service of their country, this photographer features Canada’s courageous soldiers and first responders.

BY ROBERT WILSEY

New frontline fighters have revolutionized basic & advanced military flying training. With flight time so expensive, the call goes out for a new generation of Trainers.

BY SUNIL RAM

As terrorists and criminals converge, the analysis shows the challenge is shifting to law enforcement. But are we missing something? Terrorism in India represents a massive threat to democracy around the globe.

BY RICHARD BRAY

Navy brass get that sinking feeling. A revised Canada First Defence Strategy could leave the Royal Canadian Navy with a smaller, less capable fleet.

BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

While the planet heats up, defence budgets are melting down. Canadian defence planners need a sharper focus on a hotter Arctic.

BY JEN SEIPP

The Forces community puts its best photos forward in the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency's annual photo contest. The Exposure Photography Show showcases military life and the winning photos.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Are you relieved that we are turning the clocks back to the pre-sole-sourcing days of the CF-18 replacement?