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Can Canada emulate New Zealand with some independent security thinking?

October 12, 2021

Today we look at some very sensible independent thinking by New Zealand, consider some surprising information about China and economic reforms, update the Afghanistan situation and lament slow progress in ditching outmoded military mindsets.

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CF Readiness: “Ready for what?”

February 26, 2012

Remarks by Steven Staples, President of the Rideau Institute, to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN) as part of its study on the readiness of the Canadian Forces.

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Bill Robinson on Canada’s $10B Nuclear Submarine Options

October 28, 2011

All in all, a huge amount of money for a marginal capability at a time of supposed austerity even though the money the government has promised for the Canada First Defence Strategy is almost certainly insufficient to pay for its currently planned equipment purchases and DND is supposed to be under pressure to reduce its spending.

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Cost of Libya mission will be $80-85 million – not $60 million

June 10, 2011

Using the figures available from DND and adjusting to today’s dollar, we estimate that the incremental cost of the Libya mission from its beginning to the end of September will be between $80-$85 million.

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