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The corrupting influence of the arms industry

October 5, 2020

We examine the corrupting influence of an out-of-control “military-industrial complex” in America and troubling signs of the same mechanism at work in Canada, undercutting our diplomatic efforts abroad.

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New Peace Centre needed to balance defence industry-funded think tanks

February 3, 2020

We call on the Government of Canada to hold consultations with civil society on a new independent centre for international peace and security. It is urgently needed to balance think tank policy advice backed by defence industry funding.

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Canada at a crossroads with its arms export policy

May 28, 2018

Professor Paul Rogers of Bradford University focuses his latest commentary on the power and pervasiveness of the “military-industrial-academic-bureaucratic complex”: At the core of the complex is a largely self-sustaining system demonstrating a high degree of integration between manufacturers, the military and political leaderships, all benefiting from security policies predicated on the potential and actual use […]

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Staples op-ed: The F-35 stealth fighters and Eisenhower’s final warning

January 18, 2011

Eisenhower’s warning about the military-industrial complex’s “total influence – economic, political, even spiritual” is certainly evident in the modern debate over whether Canada should purchase a fleet of F-35 stealth fighters for the air force.

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