Conference of Defence Associations


How to beat an insurgency by killing fewer people

Progress in Afghanistan shouldn’t be measured by the number of dead Taliban


Further Canadian grand coalition triumph!

“…We have had, in effect, a de facto bi-partisan agreement between the Liberal and Conservative parties that the cuts in the defence budget during the post-Cold War period had gone too deeply and had to be reversed, and reversed quickly, if the de facto destruction of Canada’s defence capabilities was to be avoided.  If you like, there was a real Paul Martin/Stephen  Harper/Bill Graham/Gordon O’Connor/Rick Hillier consensus that a massive re-funding of defence in Canada was necessary, the end result of which was [The Canada First Defence Strategy of] 2008.”