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13 February 2016   (SCOTT NEWARK)

The RCMP update on its internal review following the 2014 shooting of five officers in Moncton is largely silent on preventive policy issues. More can be done.

11 February 2016   (KEN POLE)

The U.S. National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), managed by the Department of Homeland Security, is only partly successful in detecting and preventing intrusions at federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

21 January 2016   (SCOTT NEWARK)

The realities of power are sinking in on both the Prime Minister and the new Cabinet Ministers who, upon appointment, were provided with quite precise…and public…mandate letters.

19 January 2016   (GEORGE PETROLEKAS)

Tomorrow, the defence ministers from six nations will meet in Paris to discuss an acceleration and intensification of the coalition's efforts against the Islamic State. Canada will not be present. What does this absence mean?

18 December 2015   (SCOTT NEWARK)

Bad things happen when political correctness and bureaucratic risk aversion are prioritized over public safety.

3 December 2015   (JONATHAN CALOF)

Events like Securetech demonstrate just how varied the safety and security community is, and the broad range of subjects that need to be covered to help this group be more effective.

30 November 2015

Key people were in Ottawa to discuss climate change, security and defence last week – but the security sector was noticeably absent.

28 November 2015

At first, I thought the government was going to be tone-deaf to the entreaties of the military, of pundits, and premiers that the refugee airlift to Canada needed to be slowed down...

27 November 2015   (ROBBIN LAIRD)

Recently, SLD published an article on the Turkish shoot-down of a Russian aircraft. A former USAF pilot commented.

26 November 2015   (JONATHAN CALOF)

Focusing on three of the many elements of what was seen on Day One of the Securetech conference, the importance of what was at the event.

20 November 2015   (CASEY BRUNELLE)

The recent Paris attacks reminds the world once again of the very real and evolving threat of militant extremism both at home and abroad.

16 November 2015   (GEORGE PETROLEKAS)

One month in, we're getting an idea of the new government's decision making; Liberal campaign promises are being tested.

10 November 2015   (SCOTT NEWARK)

The new Government has made it clear that it intends to proceed with its campaign promise to bring 25K Syrian refugees from the war torn region to Canada and that it will try and do so before the end of this year. An ambitious plan but then converting political promise into government action often is.

6 November 2015   (CHRIS MacLEAN)

Rona Ambrose has been chosen by her fellow party members as the interim leader of the new Conservative party. Ambrose, a very experienced Minister who held the portfolios of Environment, Public Works, and Health during her time in the Conservative Cabinet, was at times impeded by an Opposition that often opposed for the sake of being combative...

5 November 2015   (SCOTT NEWARK)

It is a virtual certainty that Canadians can expect some changes from this new majority government on matters related to public safety and security.

3 November 2015   (K. JOSEPH SPEARS)

The recent sinking during a whale watching expedition highlights the importance of a robust search and rescue capacity and marine response infrastructure that includes the First Nations.

18 September 2015   (KEN POLE)

There’s a body of opinion which holds that retired military officers should eschew politics, that lending their names and/or ranks to a political campaign is a form of prostitution, and that using their experience and leadership skills in the civilian world is somehow "wrong".

18 September 2015   (GEORGE PETROLEKAS)

It is 39 days into Canada's federal campaign, and there's a sense of "enough already"… at least the daily dose of the economy.  We know now the details of each leader's priorities with respect to balanced budgets, spending and deficits. We have a pretty good idea of how the economy would grow under the three differing options . There's enough information to make choices on that front. Enough already.

7 September 2015   (ROBBIN LAIRD)

The Aussies Shape a Path of Combat Innovation: Plan Jericho and the Way Ahead. I recently returned from Australia where the Royal Australian Air Force is put in motion what they call Plan Jericho. In effect, the RAAF is providing the Australian Defense Force with an approach to transform jointness, or how the various elements of the ADF can work together to enhance combat effect.

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