July 2017: Liberal Defence Policy Review

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July 2017: Liberal Defence Policy Review



  • Liberal Defence Policy Review:  In the wake of the June 7 release of “Strong, Secure, Engaged,” the Liberal government’s defence policy review, David Pugliese lists off the highlights, some more surprising than others – by David Pugliese
  • Disaster Relief: What we need is a real alternative for “too little, too late!" – In this first of a two-part feature on disaster relief, author Eva Cohen explains why Canada should change the way it deals with impending natural disasters and rely on the military only as a last resort – by Eva Cohen
  • Battle-mad with Bombs & Bayonets: A Dane’s “Merry Hell” with the Canadian Army – In 1917, an adventurous Dane joined a Canadian highland regiment and endured the horrors of the Great War. He served with distinction & wrote a book about his exploits  – by Robert Smol


  • Publisher's Letter:  This time our defence budget is going to the moon! – by Scott Taylor
  • Eye on Industry:  CANSEC 2017: Anything but predictable – by David Pugliese
  • Eye on Industry:  Top 20 at CANSEC: The buzz, cool gadgets and cutting-edge technology from Canada’s big defence show – by Micaal Ahmed & Sandrine Murray
  • The Armchair Colonel:  Defeating ISIL: We will need more than just hammers in the toolbox – by Col (ret’d) Pat Stogran
  • Commentary:  Moore’s Law of Terrorism — by Stewart Webb
  • Commentary:  Peacekeeping … in Europe — by Vincent J. Curtis
  • Commentary:  Note even worth the paper — by Michael Nickerson
  • Interview:  Gaining Intelligence: An interview with Canadian Forces Intelligence Command’s Rear-Admiral Scott Bishop – by Micaal Ahmed
  • Eye on Industry:  Mobility Key in Asymmetrical Warfare: KMW’s Leguan bridge layer provides freedom of movement on 21st century battlefields – by Micaal Ahmed
  • Eye on Industry:  The Need for Integrated Virtual & Live-fire Training Systems: Why Canadian defence and law enforcement rely on Meggitt Training Systems Quebec
  • Eye on Industry:  Big Data Is Big Business: Understanding data analytics a vital part of military strategy – by Micaal Ahmed
  • In The News:  Commando Hockey Challenge VIII: Lame Ducks fall short, GOFOs rule the rink, and Cadets come out on top – by Newell Durnbrooke
  • Historica Canada:  WWII veteran Lorenzo Tremblay, who served with the Regiment de la Chaudière during the Normandy invasion and liberation of the Netherlands
  • Cadet Corner:  The Aim Is The Game: Top cadets gather in Gimli for the annual competition – by Capt Amber Lawson 
  • WWI:  Gerald Birks: Ace Killer Over Italy – Part 1: From jeweller’s son and trench warfare to fighter pilot – by Jon Guttman
  • The Old Guard:  Farewell to old friend Norm Shannon … Koje-do prison remembered … Pay raises for CAF members … etc. —  by Les Peate
  • Industry Watch:  Who's who and what's what in the defence sector — by David Pugliese 
  • Trivia:  Test your knowledge of military history against quizmaster Les Peate
  • Letters to the Editor
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