TABLE OF CONTENTS 2014 issue 5

BY KEN POLE

VAdm Mark Norman discusses the state of the Naval fleets.

BY TIM DUNNE

The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is aimed at to rejuvenating Canada's ­shipbuilding industry by reversing its headlong thrust into irrelevance.

BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

International shipping issues will become more central to Canada’s economic decisions and future trade policy, and the RCN plays a big part in Maritime security.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Land wars of the past decade have led to a significant redirection of military forces, particularly in the United States. Will this new focus help thwart and destroy ISIS? Can supporting the Kurdish military win against the “Islamic State” jihadists?

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Defining Canada’s Roles and Commitments.

BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Military dynamics in the East Asia region are changing as more states acquire capabilities that challenge America's military supremacy.

BY ROBERT DAY

Of the many flashpoints developing around the world, Russia and China are two simmering challenges. Are they going to erupt or stay the course?

BY CBRN DIRECTORATE

Those involved with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence look to identify potential threats and develop mechanisms to combat them. One of the key aspects to understanding this threat is to identify how ­suicide bombings transitioned into the ­terrorist form we know today.

BY ROBERT J BUNKER

Examining implications of the action-reaction cycle of terror bombings.

BY HELEN BOBAT

Illustrating determination around the world in dealing with such challenges, 15 nations collaborated during Exercise Rapid Trident to improve counter-terror tactics.

BY LEE CARSON

Press coverage has generated new awareness of Canada’s Arctic, but what does it mean for Canada?

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

I believe we are indeed willing to fight for our way of life (and clearly, inaction is not even remotely an option), but who are we fighting, and why?