TABLE OF CONTENTS 2017 issue 1

Lessons Learned
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

At the annual CDA conference, Interim leader Rona Ambrose shared her thoughts on the defence policy review and defence procurement.

BY MLI : Jeffrey Collins, Sean Speer, and David McDonough

A survey from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has identified three recurring priorities based on national interest.

does not attract as much investment as it could
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Why does Canada penalize advance investors for losing a defence bid? Why does only one sector benefit from defence offsets when all taxpayers contribute? Good questions, right? 

FWSAR
BY KEN POLE

The RCAF’s new Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue aircraft will be a “game-changer.” 

Numerous new programs have been created to offer a wide variety of benefits to serving and veteran members.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

The future of peacekeeping missions and defence spending commitments are vague.

BY MARK WILLIS

Mixed messages from the U.S. create uncertainty over the future of NATO and European security.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

We're told that procurement has to be complicated, and that teams of lawyers are required on all sides, but let's deconstruct that notion. Thinking outside the bureaucratic box would allow us to reset the parameters for a less cumbersome, faster, and ultimately "more fair" system.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Five years later, has there been enough improvement in the years since CADSI's 2012 report was published?

Stroke of genius or sorry drama?
BY JAMES FRYER

Defence capability gaps aren’t an issue in our country. So why should the federal government announce one now?

BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Concerns are growing over Trump's views and impact on both nuclear-armed states and others (state and non-state) with nuclear aspirations.

BY FRONTLINE

DND. CCG, Seaspan, RCN, PSPC, DRS, RCAF, Nortrax, New Zealand Trade, Virtual Marine, Invest Ottawa, Valley Associates, Wounded Warriors, and Lockheed Martin.