Defence Austerity: The Impact to Date
CDA Institute’s Defence Analyst David Perry previews the coming budget with an analysis of how DND is spending its allocated funds. Perry’s analysis shows that numbers do not lie: while the Canada First Defence Strategy was underfunded even before budget cuts, what is actually being cut now, disproportionately, is readiness.
Towards an International Model for Canadian Defence Procurement? An F-35 Case Study
Defence Analyst Richard Shimooka explains and assesses international trends affecting Canada’s procurement process, advocating that the Government of Canada should reform its procurement practices to better incorporate these international partnerships in procurement.
Vimy Paper 6: 2013 Strategic Outlook for Canada
The CDA Institute’s 2013 Strategic Outlook for Canada makes 28 recommendations to the Government of Canada to change how it plans for the future security environment and for the continued reform of security and defence thinking in Canada. Co-authors George Petrolekas and Ferry de Kerckhove also provide a Report Card for how the Government did in accepting the 2012 Strategic Outlook’s recommendations.
From the President of the CDA Institute, General (Ret’d) Ray Henault:
Education is key to knowledge and knowledge is key to understanding. Since 1989, the CDA Institute has collaborated with the CDA to provide Canadians with the knowledge required to develop an unbiased, non-partisan perspective on what constitutes effective Defence Policy for Canada. It is only when we have fully grasped the full impact of the global requirements for defence and security that we can appreciate the role that our nation’s military must be prepared to assume.
As conflicts around the world increase in number and severity, and as their influence reaches us, we must do all we can to ensure that our military obligations are fully understood and supported. Our mandate is to educate both those within the broad range of government and military institutions as well as the Canadian public in order to raise the quality of the national debate on security and defence issues.
As President of the CDA Institute and Chairman of the Board of Directors, I invite you to visit this website to learn more about our work. I draw your attention to the link to the Defence and Security Fund, a new initiative of the CDA Institute which was established to support its work.
In closing, I have seen first-hand the valuable contribution that our military personnel have made and are making around the world and I strongly believe that we have an obligation to ensure they are given unconditional support and encouragement in their important work. Your help in doing so remains invaluable.