Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters, Part 2

Further to this post, a tweet:

Scroll down to “0850…[English]” at the Parliament link above. Now I usually do not agree with the good professor (see e.g. “The Canadian Forces, or, The Byers Disarmament Plan“) but the point about the lack of threats to Canadian territory is well made. However there is a very worrying threat through Arctic airspace from the Russkies:

NORAD to Face Escorted Cruise Missile-Carrying Russian Bombers?

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds


7 thoughts on “Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters, Part 2”

    1. JMSS article Abstract–bang on:

      “The Arctic has emerged as a topic of tremendous hype over the last decade, spawning persistent debates about whether the region’s future is likely to follow a cooperative trend or spiral into conflict. Official Canadian military statements, all of which anticipate no near-term conventional military threats to the region, predict an increase in security and safety challenges and point to the need for capabilities suited to a supporting role in an integrated, whole-of-government (WoG) framework. This entails focused efforts to enhance the government’s all-domain situational awareness over the Arctic, to prepare responses to a range of unconventional security situations or incidents in the region, and to assist other government departments (OGD) in their efforts to enforce Canadian laws and regulations within national jurisdiction. Despite popular commentaries suggesting that military deficiencies in the North make Canada vulnerable, we argue that the Canadian Armed Forces are generally capable of meeting its current and short-term requirements and is responsibly preparing to meet the threats to Canadian security and safety that are likely emerge over the next decade.”

      Mark Collins

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