A Pacific Strategy

When I wrote, just yesterday, about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s seemingly unfocused views on grand strategy and the dilemma he confronts of being advised, on the one hand, to prepare for a big war against a near peer enemy or, on the other hand, to prepare, at equally high costs, for a long, long asymmetrical warContinue reading “A Pacific Strategy”

We Need to be Ready to Punch Above our Weight.

Amidst all the fuss about the “hows” and “whys” and “wherefores” of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decisions on prosecuting the the war against Da’esh/ISIL/ISIS … or how to not fight, as the case may be, we may lose sight of an older, but even more serious threat: Vladimir Putin’s resurgent Russia which is operating against our,Continue reading “We Need to be Ready to Punch Above our Weight.”


I see some great pictures on the internet of Conservative leader Rona Ambrose visiting the Irving Shipyard in Halifax … … she’s meeting workers and talking to executives. That’s a good thing. It’s good that a Conservative leader is taking an interest in the business of building warships. There’s a problem. The last Conservative governmentContinue reading “Ships”