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The CDA Institute is pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on security and defence related issues from the past week. CDA INSTITUTE BLOG: THE FORUM Synergistic Thoughts for Canadas Defence Policy Review: CDA Institute Blog Contributor Eric Dion, a veteran and PhD candidate in management offers his insights and synergistic thoughts for Canada’s ongoing Defence Policy Review. Super Hornets, eh? Canadian Airpower falls short on North American Defence: CDA Institute readers…
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CDA Institute Guest Contributor Eric Dion a veteran and PhD candidate in management offers his insights and synergistic thoughts for Canada’s ongoing Defence Policy Review. Canada is currently reviewing its Defence Policy. As with the arrival of every new federal government in recent history, this policy exercise has been an ongoing process. A public consultation was launched on 6 April 2016. Experts and citizens were thus invited to submit their…
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CDA Institute readers will be interested in the recent publication in War on the Rocks of an article on the recent Super Hornet announcement by Richard Shimooka, one of our Research Fellows, and Gary Schaub Jr. We have included the opening remarks as well as the link necessary to read the full posting. By Gary Schaub Jr. and Richard Shimooka When Canadian Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan met with U.S. Defense…
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Debalina Ghoshal is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Human Security Studies, Hyderabad, India. In February 2017, Jane’s revealed that Turkey’s state owned weapons manufacturing company, Roketsan, was developing long range Bora ballistic missiles. To all but the closest Turkey-​watcher, this seems odd given that Turkey currently possesses only short range ballistic missiles (SRBMs), such as the MGM140A Army Tactical Missiles (ATACMs) (range of 165kms), the J-​600T Yildirim I and…
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Open Letter to the Prime Minister From Former Air Force Commanders Dear Prime Minister, As former commanders of Canada’s air force, we respectfully but urgently ask that your government not proceed with the plan to purchase a fleet of Super Hornet aircraft as an interim measure pending the eventual replacement of our venerable CF-​18 fighters. It is our firm belief that the interim strategy is ill-​advised, costly and unnecessary. Most important,…
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