CATEGORIES

(2018,
issue 3)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Expanded tool sets used by adversaries to influence culture, actions and decisions of liberal democracies is the focus of a new Centre of Excellence in Europe.

(2018,
issue 2)
General and Flag Officers

DND recently announced the following General officer and flag officer promotions, appointments and retirements that have recently occurred, and those that will occur in 2018. Full listing.

(2017,
issue 3)
BY DAVID PERRY

The shifting of funds sends a negative signal as we await release of the Defence Policy Review (will it be pre-Summer or not until Fall?).

(2017,
issue 3)
BY NICOLA DAVIES

Cyber security falls under the heading of ‘defense of the realm’ and is seen as a matter of national security. For Canada’s armed forces, cyber aptitude tests could prove highly valuable.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY MARK WILLIS

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

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Canada’s West Coast shipbuilding and ship repair Centre of Excellence, its full-service shipyards in both Vancouver and Victoria  are committed to the highest customer service and safety standards, and employs more than 2600 people in the specialized marine sector.

(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 5)
BY KEN POLE

A five-nation review by SIPRI looks at the prospects of increased tensions and notes that only Russia has "significantly" increased its Arctic capabilities.

(2016,
issue 5)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Diffusion is happening in an uneven manner, with powerful state and non-state actors vice militarily, where the U.S. is still by far the most dominant. Other states are developing niche capabilities that increasingly limit Washington’s freedom to manoeuvre in East Asia.

(2016,
issue 3)
BY BRETT BOUDREAU

StratCom cannot erase the outcomes of bad policy and poor operational execution. A look at the successes and shortcomings of NATO Strategic Communications during the ISAF mission.

(2016,
issue 2)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

To ­protect and exploit the valuable energy supplies on its continental shelf, Norway has established approaches and procedures for the future development of energy supplies in its key High North / Arctic region.

(2016,
issue 2)
BY FERRY DE KERCKHOVE

Considering how quickly transformative world events have been happening of late, you might want to read this overview rapidly! (also in french)

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

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

(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 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.

(2016,
issue 1)
BY RICHARD CAYOUETTE
The Need for a Statement of Requirements

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

Vue d’ensemble :
(2016,
issue 0)
BY FERRY DE KERCKHOVE

Bien que le document Perspectives stratégiques 2016 effectue une analyse en profondeur des crises dans le monde et entame une réflexion sur les incidences pour le Canada, sa sécurité, et ses priorités en matière de défense, nous en donnons aux lecteurs de Frontline un résumé succinct.  Étant donné la rapidité avec laquelle des événements transformateurs se produisent dans le monde, nous vous conseillons de le lire rapidement!

Defence Procurement Process
(2015,
issue 5)
BY GEORGE MacDONALD

The latest DPS Report Card indicates the process has become more complex, and questions the process of restricting innovation options.

(2015,
issue 5)
BY TIM LYNCH
A Retrospective Interview Compendium

A robust foreign policy requires a robust defence policy – were both lacking for the mission in Afghanistan?

(2015,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

A recurring theme in many FrontLine articles over the last decade, the need for a clarification of vital national interests on which to articulate clear policy reverberates strongly in this edition.

(2015,
issue 5)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

The 21st century has been called a maritime century, but Canadians don’t see themselves as a maritime nation. Many factors impact the existing and future maritime capability, and can often have unforeseen consequences.

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

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

(2015,
issue 5)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Since China became a nuclear power in 1964, they have maintained a small nuclear force. Those assets are being strengthened substantially.

(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 CHRISTOPHER BOBYN

Upon arriving in Dnipropetrovsk at 6AM, our reporter was met by a team of Ukrainian army officers; their mismatched hand-me-down uniforms from western allies betrays the condition of the Ukrainian army facing modern Russian weapons.

(2015,
issue 2)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

After two decades of accepting American unipolarity, have Chinese leaders decided the relative balance of power, while not equal, has shifted significantly in its favour to the degree that the time to act is now?

(2015,
issue 1)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

The Changing Nature of Power and Polarity in the International System

(2015,
issue 1)
BY FERRY DE KERCKHOVE

The CDA Institute calls for policy reviews for key political and economic areas: foreign, trade, aid, security, and defence.

(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 6)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

China and Russia will be conducting naval exercises in the Pacific and Mediterranean in 2015. What does this latest development in their deepening relationship mean to the West?

(2014,
issue 5)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Defining Canada’s Roles and Commitments.

(2014,
issue 5)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

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

(2014,
issue 5)
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?

(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?

(2014,
issue 4)
BY IAN PARKER

Canada's military focus has changed from strategic to tactical thinking.

(2014,
issue 4)

CANSOFCOM circumvents criticism that military planners are so busy examining the last conflict that they often miss being properly prepared for the next.

(2014,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT DAY

The current situation in Eastern Europe reveals that the “Cold War” between democracy and communism has never truly been put to rest.

(2014,
issue 3)
BY JAMES PARKER

A look at options for replacing auxiliary oiler replenishment ships.

(2014,
issue 3)
BY ROBERT DAY

Were Western democracies naïve to Russian and Chinese agendas?

(2014,
issue 2)
BY RON BUCK

How Defence Policy realities will affect the Canada First Defence Strategy Update.

(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 5)

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

VAdm Mark Norman
(2013,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The new Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, has taken the wheel during a time of renewed fiscal restraint. How will these priorities affect readiness throughout the fleet?

(2013,
issue 3)
BY SUNIL RAM

Is North Korea a serious threat or is the West distracted by ploys intended to impress North Korea's own populace?

(2013,
issue 3)
BY ROBERT DAY

Increased criminal, commercial and naval activities along our western coast will influence Naval fleet considerations.

Colonel Bernd Horn
(2013,
issue 2)
BY KEAN DOHERTY

An interview with the Chief of Staff, Strategic Training Education Programs, looks at the perceived value of educating our military.

Future Forces / International
(2006,
issue 2)
BY ÅSA LINDESTAM

The Swedish Armed Forces are currently undergoing a period of major change – transforming into a smaller, but more active, operational defense force…

MGen Walt Natynczyk
(2006,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The CF is determined to follow the government’s new Defence Policy Statement. MGen Walt Natynczyk, appointed as Chief of the Canadian Forces Transformation on 1 June 2005, will lead that effort.

(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 3)
BY INGAR MOEN

The defence technology investment strategy identifies Simulation & Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Rehearsal, and Training (SMARRT) as a key R&D activity for enabling the development of future force concepts and identifying future capabilities.

(2005,
issue 2)
BY ROBERT DAY

There has arisen a problem surrounding the understanding and use of the terms used to describe the governance of defence issues and problems. Growing dependence on civilian business management publications and incorrect use of these terms by government managers and civilian ­consultants has come to create problems for the government’s lexicon.

(2005,
issue 1)
BY RONALD COVAIS

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

(2005,
issue 1)

Modeling and Simulation

(2005,
issue 1)
BY STAN JACOBSON

...Force Multiplier or Achilles Heel?

(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 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.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY RICH GIMBLETT

The recent efforts of the Canadian Navy in the Global War against Terrorism in the Arabian Sea.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT DAY

Book Review

Interview: General Ray Henault
(2004,
issue 2)
BY JOHN LEECH

The Canadian Forces responds to the changing security environment.

(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.

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 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.

Unmanned Vehicles Take Off – Again
(2004,
issue 1)
BY JOHN LEECH

Thanks to the timely work of a new association called UVS Canada and their first major conference, "Momentum 2003," held recently in Ottawa, there is now a focus and a platform for the kind of collaboration necessary to start exploring this potential.