CATEGORIES

(2017,
issue 1)

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

Maritime Tactical Operations Group
(2016,
issue 6)
BY TIM DUNNE

A new tactical requirement to patrol and protect maritime trade routes has created a resurgence of vessel boardings and searches.

(2016,
issue 6)

With a critical role in humanitarian efforts and foreign installations, heavy equipment fleets are put to the test.

(2016,
issue 1)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD
Trilateral Airpower Exercise

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

(2015,
issue 5)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL
A Not-So-Fine Distinction

Is it essential to include Mexico as an equal defence partner with Canada and the United States?

Commander Peter Bergen Henegouwen (Royal Netherlands Navy)
(2015,
issue 5)
BY MURIELLE DELAPORTE
Pooling and Sharing Resources

Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One (SNMCMG 1) contributes to keeping sea trade safe and open.

Commodore Brian Santarpia
(2015,
issue 4)
BY TIM DUNNE
Security of the High Seas

From the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 headquarters in Bahrain, Commodore Brian Santarpia commanded the ships and aircraft of 30 nations in the multinational counter-terrorism task force.

(2015,
issue 3)

Canadian, American and British Army soldiers sharpen their skills in a realistic, complex, and challenging operating environment during Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE. This year’s training, which ran from April 20 to May 23, is the largest and most complex effort to date. The various exercises are designed to test and validate the readiness of participating units to deploy to anywhere in the world.

(2015,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The PPF course is for advanced infantry certification on a variety of infantry operations including: airborne, airmobile, rugged terrain and amphibious operations. Trained to rapidly deploy from water, land or air, soldiers with Patrol Pathfinder certification fill a valuable niche in the Canadian Army, including both combat and humanitarian roles.

(2014,
issue 4)

The role of CJOC combines the responsibilities of three Commands into a single organization.

(2014,
issue 1)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

It seems that the whole notion of political party membership being the only way to power at the federal level might need a determined re-think.

(2012,
issue 5)
BY IAN PARKER

Canada needs to take a top down approach to developing an affordable defence policy and defence structure, matching resources with government policy.

(2012,
issue 5)
BY BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS

The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), which makes it an offence for Canadian companies or individuals to engage in bribery of foreign officials, has only recently been enforced. (by Jennifer Radford)

LGen Markus Bentler, Commander
(2012,
issue 4)
BY JÜRGEN K.G. ROSENTHAL

The Response Forces Operations Command is the multinational and joint Bundeswehr command equipped to deploy anywhere in the world to ­exercise command and control of operations abroad.

(2012,
issue 3)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Ottawa pundits have decried the sad state of ­parliamentary government, which exists, to some degree, because few Members of Parliament or Senators rise above petty partisanship.

(2012,
issue 3)
BY DAVID RUDD

The preservation of existing military capabilities and the development of new ones is arguably the most vexing issue facing allied defence ministries.

(2012,
issue 1)
BY RICHARD BRAY

Changes to ITAR ''Canadian Exemption''

(2011,
issue 6)
BY RICHARD BRAY

MTTF handles all the assets accumulated in Kandahar over the years of our involvement in that country.

VAdm Paul Maddison
(2011,
issue 6)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The new Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy talks candidly about maritime and national security, ­discusses the challenges involved in preparing our sumbarines for operational readiness, increasing recruitment and securing the ocean commons for all peaceful nations.

(2011,
issue 6)
BY TIM DUNNE

HMCS Charlottetown quickly responded to Op Unified Protector.

(2011,
issue 6)
BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

Light, at the end of a long tunnel.

(2011,
issue 6)
BY TIM DUNNE

Defence Minister Peter MacKay hosted international leaders for discussions on key matters of global security.

(2011,
issue 5)

by LGen (ret) Andrew Leslie General Leslie highlights the most compelling findings of the trends that took place within DND/CF over the last six years. by Dr. Douglas Bland Meaningful reform occurs only when it is driven personally by a resolute, ­tenacious defence minister. by Col (ret) Brian MacDonald The evolution of the 5Fs represents an attempt to find efficiencies by ­amalgamating similar activities.

(2011,
issue 5)
BY STEVEN DIETER

65 CF members and three CH-146 Griffon helicopters deployed in August.

(2011,
issue 4)
BY JANE KOKAN

Are Arctic sovereignty exercises necessary? Yes. And youth in the North are hungry for more challenges within the Canadian Rangers mandate.

(2011,
issue 4)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Hudson returns to take a look at key leaders in the new parliament.

(2011,
issue 1)
BY KEN POLE

A war of words continues to surround what would be Canada’s most expensive war-fighting machine: the F-35 Lightning II.

RAdm David Gardam
(2011,
issue 1)
BY TIM DUNNE

Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic speaks with Tim Dunne about how the NSPS will help Canada revive its formerly powerful shipbuilding industry. Admiral Gardam also talks about how the Navy can help monitor and guard against numerous threats initiated from the maritime domain.

(2011,
issue 1)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

The duty of defence procurement.

(2010,
issue 6)
BY DON MACNAMARA

National Security responsibilities now challenge the ‘whole of government’.

(2010,
issue 5)
BY JANE KOKAN

Guardians of the North. The Canadian Rangers are an integral part of our Arctic sovereignty. The primary role of this part-time force is to conduct surveillance or sovereignty patrols as required.

(2010,
issue 4)
BY ANDREW WARDEN

Will the Government engage the maritime industry in the JSS design process? Three very important factors for success will enable the Navy to get the right ships for the right price.

(2010,
issue 2)

Naval combat ships are glamorous, but without their supply ships, they won’t get very far. However, in 2008, the CAD $2.1 billion competition to replace Canada’s 38 year old Protecteur Class supply vessels sank as many observers had correctly predicted.

(2010,
issue 1)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Another decade of darkness is returning and Canada’s parliament is once again oblivious to the coming collapse. There are three reasons for this.

(2009,
issue 4)
BY JACQUELINE CHARTIER

The future of Canada’s North and the issue of Arctic sovereignty have become more pressing than ever. Joint Task Force North and 1 CRPG are tasked with overseeing this vast land. Protecting national sovereignty over the Arctic territory requires a presence at sea, in the air, and on the ground.

(2008,
issue 5)
BY ANNE M. HEALEY

Surprising trends in the industry.

(2008,
issue 5)
BY JANET THORSTEINSON

As Treasury Board reviews its risk management policies, CADSI, on behalf of its industry members, highlights serious concerns regarding the government’s current approach to risk management in general.

(2008,
issue 2)
BY JÜRGEN K.G. ROSENTHAL

Hot topic at this international conference? The war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

(2008,
issue 2)

It’s time to rid the Public Service of non-value added activity.

(2008,
issue 1)

Lockheed Martin: IRBs Announced General Dynamics: Level 5 CMMI Raytheon: Best Managed Company.

(2007,
issue 2)
BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

Address program requirements earlier.

(2007,
issue 2)
BY MICHEL MAISONNEUVE

Is NATO meeting Canada's expectations?

(2007,
issue 1)
BY JOHN J.D. READ

By ‘banking’ IRB credits, our government could encourage firms to invest in Canada whenever and wherever long-term business benefits will accrue. Such a policy would indicate that Canada is interested in the long term by proving that investment in Canada makes good business sense.

(2007,
issue 1)

Canada’s IRB Policy sets out how the federal government uses defence procurement to bring about long-term development within Canada. It was created to ensure that Canadian companies benefit through new business or investments in new technologies.

(2007,
issue 1)

''I have been ambushed, attacked, bombed, mortared, mined and RPG’d to the point that I honestly cannot wait to get home. Half of our company has been wounded and the enemy has killed six. The enemy is real – and a brutal enemy he is. Never have I believed more in a cause – and each and every day I believe in it more.''

(2006,
issue 6)

Warfare has changed over the past 30 years and will continue to change. While significant progress was made on C2 developments and Classified Network (CNet) capabilities at the strategic/operational level in the late 1990s and post Y2K, we are still far from having a fully integrated operational C2 Capability.

(2006,
issue 3)

With some teens commonly stealing 10 cars a day, the situation was getting out of control. Led by Chief Cal Johnston, the Regina Police Services launched the Auto Theft Strategy that involved getting to know (and help) your “clientelle”...

(2006,
issue 3)
BY JUDY BRADT

Canadian companies are winning in the US defence and security technology market. Can your company win get there? How long will it take? What makes a company successful?

(2005,
issue 6)
BY CLIVE ADDY

When an emergency arises, Canadians expect results. The present multi-level approach must include the highest level of collaboration at the most crucial time.

(2005,
issue 6)

As military professionals, we have a duty to ensure that our soldiers are well equipped, in every sense of the word, to meet the challenge of terrorism.

(2005,
issue 6)

Through applying Lessons Learned from the Green Ribbon Task Force, police find that ­cooperation is key to solving cross-jurisdictional cases.

(2005,
issue 5)

Colonel Steve Bowes assumed responsibility of the Kandahar Provincial Recon­struction Team from the Americans in a Transfer of Authority ceremony. Members moved from Kabul to Kandahar to take part in Operation Archer.

(2005,
issue 5)

Canada’s area of responsibility for SAR covers over 15.5 million square kilometres, of which over 60% is above the tree line. Given those facts, training for arctic rescue is critical to ensure an appropriate response to distresses in that region. Arctic SAREX is a testament to the Canadian Forces’ dedication that others may live.

(2005,
issue 4)
BY RICH GIMBLETT

The most ambitious, Canadian-led, multinational, naval-air exercise of its kind since the mid-1990s Exercise Trident Fury is providing an excellent opportunity to assess the state of Canada’s Navy and interoperability with the U.S. Navy.

(2005,
issue 2)
BY ROBERT E. HUNTER

Another step towards increasing Canada’s influence in the global security world, is the recent selection of General Ray Henault, Canada’s former Chief of the Defence Staff, as the next Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee.

(2005,
issue 2)
BY ANGUS BROWN

Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) has now returned, and its personnel have dispersed to their respective units. Another chapter in CF humanitarian operations has ended and statistics are flowing from the NDHQ Public Affairs desks to anyone who wants to listen to the usefulness and success of the DART deployment.

(2005,
issue 2)
BY GARY H. RICE

The vision of the future set out here is one that would see the adoption of a first ever made-in-Canada defence strategy that has its roots in doctrine that is as as old as Canada itself.

(2005,
issue 1)
BY RONALD COVAIS

It’s all about Leadership, at all levels, across disciplines ...

(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.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS WATTIE

The Department of National Defence has a $3-billion plan to upgrade its frigates. Bu the mid-life refit and modernizations has been pushed back by funding shortfalls to the point where the oldest vessels of the class are not scheduled to begin their nine-month facelift until 2011.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY JOHN LEECH

FrontLine had the opportunity to chat with the Commandant about the Atlantic Littoral ISR Experiment (ALIX), the largest major undertaking in the ongoing CFEC program.

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)

This year's prestigious Canadian American Business Council Achievement Award goes to the ODEL - E-Z-EM team.

(2004,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS WATTIE
“warts and all” coverage?

In a far corner of sprawling Camp Julien, a group of eight reporters set up shot - the first journalists to be formally "embedded" with a Canadian Forces unit in the field. Members of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment battlegroup in Kabul were on the sharp end of a quiet public relations offensive by the Canadian Forces.

Maritime Security
(2004,
issue 2)
BY PETER AVIS

Traditionally, we have been a nation that “reacts” to crises, but Canada has a part to play in this international Security and Intelligence transformation.

(2004,
issue 2)
BY INGAR MOEN

A key concept for military transformation and future ops of the new security ­environment.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY INGAR MOEN, BY HAROLD STOCKER

The future military is likely to include a collaborating, inter­operable mix of humans and technologically smart entities, called Autonomous Intelligent Systems.

(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.