CATEGORIES

(2018,
issue 2)

George Sweanor (98), a retired RCAF Squadron Leader, was met by members of 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron at the Colorado Springs Airport following the unit’s training mission in El Centro, California.

Fighting the Battle for Canada’s Veterans
(2018,
issue 1)

Through its mission to improve the lives of all amputees, including children, The War Amps works to protect the rights of amputee veterans across Canada.

(2017,
issue 5)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Canada has a long and usually proud record in the world of international peacekeeping. But the world has changed, and with it, the nature of the mission. Now called "peace enforcement" – it is very dangerous.

(2017,
issue 5)

A call for people of honour to raise a united voice and continue an unwaivering fight against those who encourage hatred, fear, and uniformity of thought and appearance and lifestyle. 

Safety at Sea
(2017,
issue 4)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

The history of marine safety legislation and standards are built on a solid foundation past incidents. Learning from them is an important element of risk management.

(2017,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

At first, I was satisfied that the Canadian Armed Forces had done their due diligence to discipline five members of the CAF who had disrupted a peaceful Mi’kmaq protest. But boasting of a "win" by the Proud Boys clearly indicates little, if anything, was learned.

(2017,
issue 4)
BY DANNY LAM

Canada’s government is looking at the problem posed by North Korea from the wrong perspective. Extortion is looming as the basis for DPRK's nuclear arsenal.

(2017,
issue 3)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

The political and military alliance of NATO has stood the test of time for the past 69 years and has expanded into the global commons of cyber, space, the oceans and airspace.

(2017,
issue 2)
BY KEN POLE

The “wow factor” generally associated with the Royal Canadian Air Force’s annual Demonstration Hornet has gone into afterburner mode in the 2017 iteration which commemorates the country’s sesquicentennial. 

(2016,
issue 6)
BY KEN POLE

Peacekeeping is one of the most visible and ostensibly celebrated United Nations activities, but the nature and scope has evolved significantly since 1948.

(2016,
issue 4)
BY MARK ROMANOW

For those who thought Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) was dead, its time to wake up to the fact that submarine numbers worldwide have increased by some 100 boats over the past decade.

(2016,
issue 4)
BY TIM DUNNE

There is a reason the Royal Canadian Navy’s submarine HMCS Windsor and her three sisters, Victoria, Corner Brook and Chicoutimi, carry the imposing moniker of hunter-killer submarines (SSK).

(2016,
issue 4)
BY TIM LYNCH

The expanding threat environment, with a particular focus on Canada’s preparations to mitigate and recover from disruptions (natural & human), was explored at a conference organized by the Royal Canadian Military Institute, ­entitled “Are We Prepared?”

(2016,
issue 3)
BY CASEY BRUNELLE

WWII Spitfire and Hurricane pilot epitomizes the dedication and humility of wartime service.

Russia’s Maskirovka as a Doctrine
(2016,
issue 2)
BY CASEY BRUNELLE

History is replete with examples of brilliant military deception at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels, alike. Can lessons be applied today?

(2016,
issue 1)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD
Continuity and Change

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?

(2016,
issue 1)
BY RON BUCK
Where have we been and where are we going?

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.

(2015,
issue 6)
BY CHRISTOPHER BOBYN

With strained resources, Ukraine is dependent on foreign assistance and charity to shore-up the financial and technical shortcomings of its war effort.

(2015,
issue 5)
BY SUNIL RAM
The Island Hopping War

Examining the complex impacts of asserting military control in a volatile region.

(2015,
issue 4)
BY TIM LYNCH

Surprisingly, at a recent Foreign Policy conference, there was no specific reference to the role a military capability contributes to defining Canada’s position on the world stage.

(2015,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT DAY

Are recent demonstrations of Russian military prowess just a façade?

Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Care Centre
(2015,
issue 4)
BY KEN POLE

The Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Care Centre is examining its funding options.

(2015,
issue 3)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

There is a nagging perception that the terrorists have won – in a fiscal sense at least.

(2015,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

While the Loyal Opposition was established to hold the ruling government to account through constructive and responsible interrogation in the House. A more current definition (found on ask.com) describes the Loyal Opposition as “a group of dissenters who seek to disrupt the programs of the party in charge.” The question now, is who cares what the people want?

(2015,
issue 1)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

FrontLine readers are, no doubt, aware of the numerous critiques of the Government’s support, administration and care of those who serve our nation in uniform. Will the new trio of heavy hitters be able to reset the much-criticized portfolio of Veterans Affairs Canada?

(2015,
issue 1)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

The Changing Nature of Power and Polarity in the International System

(2015,
issue 1)
BY DOUG PALMER

The Cameron Highlanders hope to participate in a number of celebrations to mark key events in Canadian ­history. To make that happen, the Foundation is seeking to raise $125,000 by the end of 2016. Find out why.

(2014,
issue 6)
BY KEN POLE

The RCAF is working diligently to ensure the air strikes are very tightly targeted and incur no collateral.

(2014,
issue 5)
BY LEE CARSON

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

(2014,
issue 5)
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?

Guy Parent - Veterans Ombudsman
(2014,
issue 4)
BY KEN POLE

The Office of the Veterans Ombudsman continues its efforts to resolve issues between veterans and VAC, protecting the interests of approximately 800,000 Canadian veterans and retired RCMP officers.

(2014,
issue 4)

Canada's commitment to the war effort was a whole-of-country response.

(2014,
issue 2)

New programming initiatives such as ­emergency preparedness workshops and meeting spaces generate renewed interest in the emergency government headquarters.

(2013,
issue 6)
BY DON MACNAMARA

It is time to consider the importance of National Security in terms of ensuring that resources are available and ready.

(2013,
issue 6)

Why are lessons hard learned on the battlefield so easily forgotten when the conflict ends, and need to be relearned again during the next conflict?

(2013,
issue 5)

Can logic shoot down emotion in the debate over continental defence?

(2013,
issue 5)

In the Arctic, even a game of war can be a serious battle against the elements.

(2013,
issue 5)

South Korean officer cadets celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations at CMR.

(2013,
issue 4)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Thinking back on the B-17 and commemorating the combat sacrifices of WWII's Mighty 8th.

(2013,
issue 4)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Is history about to happen while we’re looking the other way? Don't forget, every decade can be decisive.

(2013,
issue 2)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Promoting the myth that Canada is a peacekeeping country ­distorts and misunderstands history.

(2013,
issue 2)
BY JEFFREY TRACEY

Former UNMOVIC Weapons Inspector looks back on the inspections, the evacuation, and the mandate.

(2012,
issue 5)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Incoming Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, fielded questions after the Change of Command ceremony.

(2012,
issue 5)
BY ROBERT DAY

Are political pundits and financial analysts trying to write off the USA prematurely?

(2012,
issue 5)
BY CHRISTOPHER BOBYN

The civil war in Syria is becoming all the more dire and the complexity of this conflict is becoming all too apparent.

(2012,
issue 4)
BY LAURIE HAWN

The Bomber Command Memorial has an especially meaningful Canadian contribution. A long overdue memorial was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, England.

(2012,
issue 2)

70th anniversary (July and August 2013) for Op Husky.

(2011,
issue 2)
BY LLOYD CAMPBELL

Understanding both the benefits and ­limitations of UAVs will help put the current debate in perspective.

(2011,
issue 1)
BY ED STOREY

Tokens of appreciation from Canadians to troops are saved for posterity.

(2010,
issue 6)
BY BLAIR WATSON

Today’s Afghanistan is the product of ­generations of epic struggles, historical ironies, and a myriad of successes and ­failures – military and other.

(2010,
issue 1)
BY ROBERT DAY

We, as a nation, can no longer accept administrative delays when it comes to enabling the Canadian Forces to provide critical security.

(2009,
issue 5)

Newfoundland and Labrador have been actively pursuing opportunities to design, develop and test leading-edge technologies in the UVS sector.

(2009,
issue 4)
BY JAMES CARELESS

The Russian military is one of the largest military establishments in the world today, but in dire need of modernization and social reform.

(2009,
issue 4)
BY TIM DUNNE

The history of Afghanistan must be taken into account in any peace planning.

(2009,
issue 4)

Military monuments represent a vital part of our national memory, reminding us of the sacrifices of the men and women who took on difficult and dangerous missions to serve the cause of peace.

(2009,
issue 3)

EPLRS: The efficient wireless movement of data on the battlefield will be a critical component of future communications systems.

(2009,
issue 3)

Author Scott Taylor chooses the more controversial ‘path less travelled.’

(2009,
issue 3)
BY ROBERT DAY

Traditionally, Canada’s government has sought to quickly return to pre-conflict status quo after a mission ends, will history repeat?

(2009,
issue 2)

What are we doing as a country to make sure future generations never forget? Get involved and share your experiences with today’s youth.

(2009,
issue 1)
BY STEVEN DIETER

Canada owes a unique debt to the power of flight. Even today, aerospace activity is a larger component of Canada’s industrial base than of any other nation.

(2008,
issue 3)

Building and strengthening Canadians’ appreciation for their navy.

(2008,
issue 3)

VIA Rail, Veterans of Canada, CMC, General Dynamics of Canada, Eurocopter, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

(2008,
issue 2)
BY KAREN CHRISTIUK

Celebrating cooperation between Canada and the United States.

(2007,
issue 6)

The concept of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

(2007,
issue 4)
BY DRAGOS C. POPA

Further anaysis of the civil-military relationship.

(2007,
issue 4)
BY SIR JACK DEVERELL

It is self-evident that members of an armed force must be extremely disciplined. Commitment and education levels of today's recruits have been called into question, however, as have their willingness to put up with adversity, their lack of deference and their physical and mental robustness. Will leaders be able to effectively harness the raw independence of today's youth?

(2006,
issue 6)

Interactive 3D simulations provide anyone with access to a computer the ability to practice procedures at any time and lessons can be quickly updated to reflect changes in procedures. To ensure a successful integration of 3D simulations into a defense training course some very basic Dos and Don’ts should be followed.

(2006,
issue 5)
BY KEN POLE

''Save Shearwater'' has become the rallying cry of a determined rearguard campaign to roll back the clock on the sale of nearly half of 12 Wing’s base in Shearwater, Nova Scotia. Cogent arguments for its preservation as a key element of Canada’s strategic capability may be for naught. Critics of the divestment argue that reinstating Canada's strategic airlift capability underscores the need to preserve the base in its entirety.

(2006,
issue 3)
BY ROBERT DAY

If you don’t have it, don’t count on it. There has been a concerted movement towards the development of “light” forces with agile support services. We must take time to reflect on the full impacts some of these decisions might have.

(2005,
issue 6)

The terrorist actions of September 11, 2001, and subsequent tragedies such as the Madrid and London bombings, have highlighted the threat to our public safety, national security, and our economic security.

(2005,
issue 6)
BY RICHARD COHEN

The sudden arrival of international terrorism on our doorstep stimulated a burgeoning new industrial dimension; homeland security and public safety technology.

(2005,
issue 5)

Britain and the Royal Navy celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with a number of events, including the International Fleet Review, as part of SeaBritain 2005 honouring Britain’s maritime heritage. 

(2005,
issue 5)

First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who gave their lives in wartime will be honoured during events in Europe this fall.

(2005,
issue 4)
BY JOHN LEECH

The maritime environment is well known for its inherent dangers, quite apart from those always present in naval operations. Small wonder, then, that “those in peril on the sea” are right out there in the use and development of unmanned vehicles to help accomplish the mission.

(2005,
issue 4)
BY DAVE BROWN

The Canadian Submarine Service of World War Two doesn’t get much attention or remembrance because few Canadians know there was one – and because its list of members who served (in British subs) adds up to only 27.

(2005,
issue 3)
BY DAVE BROWN

The Canadian War Museum was born on May 8, 2005, after a difficult gestation of decades, and it is indeed a beautiful baby. It’s certain to someday be interesting when it grows up and learns to speak.

(2005,
issue 1)
BY DUANE CRONIN

The development of improved protection from Anti-personnel landmines has been an area of international interest since the Second World War.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY ROBERT DAY

We require the preparation of a realistic defence policy and program that will both demonstrate our intention to protect our sovereignty, our people and our resources and our intention to fulfill our role as a meaningful action on the international scene.

German Bundeswehr
(2004,
issue 5)
BY MARK ROMANOW

Reduced post Cold War threat, budget reductions, and regional conflicts are driving factors behind the restructuring of the Bundeswehr (Military) from a large Mechanized force, structured to repel armoured attacks by Warsaw Pact forces, to lighter, rapidly deployable units suited for UN missions and Peace Support Ops.

(2004,
issue 5)

As the exclusive flight test agency of the Canadian Forces, the AETE conducts a wide variety of flight and ground testing involving every aircraft and helicopter type in the Canadian inventory. 

(2004,
issue 5)
BY PETER PIGOTT

With development costs for modern fighters rising, commonality and outsourcing to multiple allies has become the norm.

Interview: MGen Andrew Leslie
(2004,
issue 4)
BY JAMES COX

Returning from his Kabul posting as Deputy Commander of ISAF, MGen Leslie remains convinced of the need for more soldiers and modernized equipment. In an exclusive FrontLine interview, he offers his insight of time spent in Kabul, and makes a surprising suggestion for increased efficiency. 

(2004,
issue 4)
BY JERROD RILEY

“This story needed to be told” - Book review

(2004,
issue 4)

Intelligence-gathering and operating agencies do not like to share.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Take a look back.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT DAY

Book Review

(2004,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT DAY

Britain and the First World War

(2004,
issue 3)
BY RICH GIMBLETT

It has been the fullest two years of Canadian naval activity since the end of the Korean War, and the lessons are legion.

(2004,
issue 3)
BY ROBERT DAY

Are We Ready for 4th generation Warfare?

(2004,
issue 3)
BY JAMES COX
Canada’s 24 Hours of Destiny

NSP - Time to get serious!

(2004,
issue 3)
BY PETER PIGOTT
The C-27J SPARTAN

Lockheed Martin and Alenia conceived an updated variant of the G222.

(2004,
issue 2)
BY DAVE BROWN

How would you summarize the Typhoon as an aircraft? 

(2004,
issue 2)

Multinational flying packages which are becoming common in ­military operations today. The NFTC offers participating air forces a three-phase training programme for their future fighter pilots using state-of-art software and equipment.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY ED STOREY

Recovering Canadian artifacts.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY DON SISSON

Memories of the horrific treatment of Allied veterans by Eastern Block communist nations after the Second World War.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY DIANNE COLLIER

Military from a bride's point of view.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY PETER PIGOTT

There is widespread consensus that NATO must change, that it must modernize and transform into a rapidly deployable force able to operate anywhere at a moment’s notice.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY DAVE BROWN

In almost 40 years in journalism I've interviewed hundreds of veterans who have put in time at the point of the wartime spear and I marvel at their ability to have survived the experience and still appear normal.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY ED STOREY

A ceremony by the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment on Lodge Lees Farm in Kent, England marked the repatriation of several WWII artifacts.