From: Vanguard magazine


Stealth observers: Refitting the Victoria class submarines: The Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN) Victoria class submarines stand as the most unappreciated, maligned and misunderstood ships of the fleet: unappreciated by a public that does not recognize the importance of Canada's maritime domain; maligned by many news media and commentators who do not take the time to educate themselves about their necessity in the Canadian fleet mix; and misunderstood by both. (Read the article here)

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The future of peacekeeping: The fall of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War created circumstances in which traditional United Nations Peacekeeping, as originally developed by Lester B. Pearson, is diminishing as a mechanism of conflict resolution. Vanguard Magazine published this article in its March 2008 issue.


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Terrorism and the News Media: There is a strong, symbiotic link between terrorism and the news media. A major terrorist event also places obligations on the police and security forces in dealing with the terrorists who committed the act, and on those who are affected. Vanguard Magazine published my article in its Nov 2008 issue:


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Book Review: A Soldier First: Bureaucrats and the Politics of War:  Retired Chief of the Defence Staff General Rick Hillier’s biography of his journey from Campbellton, NL, to the military's head office at National Defence Headquarters, is reviewed in Vanguard Magazine`s November/December 2009 issue:


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If Canada is in NATO, why is NATO not in Canada? Strangely, Canada's longstanding membership in, support for and participation in history's most successful alliance doesn't appear to be reciprocated. Vanguard Magazine published my article about this in the November/December 2009 issue: