TABLE OF CONTENTS 2016 issue 1

Trilateral Airpower Exercise
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Air dominance needs to be established and ensured, rather than assumed.

Continuity and Change
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Having nuclear weapons clearly creates its own level of deterrence among nuclear powers, great or newer. Is there a risk of such weapons falling into terrorist hands?

National Interests
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

Do Canadians know how vulnerable the submarine fiber-optic cables are, and should we protect this critical infrastructure?

Operational enabler for the Sea Services often ignored
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Leaders think in terms of logistics, but the operational enablers often fall victim to pointy-end procurement programs.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Several issues facing the Prime Minister and his still-fledgling government fall into the damned if you do, damned if you don’t category. Then there’s the Middle East.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The Liberal Government has chosen to step back and make real change rather than incremental adjustments that tend to bog down the system with numerous workarounds...

The Need for a Statement of Requirements
BY RICHARD CAYOUETTE

What are our future needs? Have new technologies and threats been considered? Read on for a personal commentary on the replacement program.

Where have we been and where are we going?
BY RON BUCK

The best approach to any policy review should be as wide ranging and transparent as possible, and ideally anchored to clear foreign and domestic policies.

BY ALAN WILLIAMS

A clear illustration of how the NSPS for CSC has gone overboard in complexity, lacks transparency, and involves a process that puts contenders’ IP at risk.

BY KEN POLE

These last few years have seen a flurry of activity. The bids have now been submitted – finally setting the stage for first delivery of new aircraft. FrontLine looks at the process and the contenders.

How Many, and What Capabilities?
BY RON BUCK and GARY GARNETT

Does Canada need to retain this capability, and how many ships do we really need?

BY FRONTLINE

Defence industry notes and DND appointments.