Canada faces two program options in replacing its 79 operational CF-18 Hornets: replacing them entirely with 65 new F-35s at $17 billion to $45.8 billion or repairing the current Hornets. Currently, Canada has paid the latest payment to the F-35’s Joint Strike Fighter program, delaying the imminent decision the Liberal government faces in replacing the […]
What is Canada’s role in international peacekeeping? Sabrina Natale discusses the 2016 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London.
As seen in recent years, modern war zones are rife with hybrid threats and belligerent groups that adhere less to international norms and bodies than their ideological motivations. Matthew Sherlock-Hubbard and Marko Babic discuss why Canada must engage with partners across the world to work together in confronting security challenges to Canada, its Allies, and other nations and peoples in need.
With the Defence Policy Review public consultations recently concluded, Matthew Sherlock-Hubbard and Marko Babic discuss how Department of National Defence (DND) military and civilian planners are now better prepared to inform the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on how to better meet future challenges to Canada’s national security.
The decision to endure the fight in Afghanistan was difficult for Canada to make, and this country did so at a relatively substantial cost. Jayson Derow discusses the triumphs of the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan and why a sustained commitment of troops is needed in order to ensure the success of Canada’s three signature projects.
Split between defence priorities. Kelsey Berg discusses how Colombia presents an opportunity for Canada to complete valuable work in international peace and security.