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Campaigns for International Security - Canada's Defence Policy at the Turn of the Century

Bland, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0889119627 / ISBN 13: 9780889119628
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Title: Campaigns for International Security - ...

Publisher: Defence Management Series

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After more than ten years of effort by Canada and many other states to control and redress conflicts in the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere, Canadian political and military leaders are still struggling to adjust defence policies and to build armed forces relevant to the international security situation Canada faces today. But the unending demand of what on the surface seem to be disparate operations and the absence of any overarching description of strategic reality confounds these efforts. Policies drawn from theories appropriate to the cold war era and classic peacekeeping missions are out of step with the demands of the past ten years and the future and make it difficult to develop new ways of thinking about defence policy and force development to deal with the world we live in. emerging from ten years of experience and seemingly different operations. The post-cold war era has been superceded by the stability campaign - a continuous diplomatic and military endeavour by states in various types of coalitions to halt conflicts, disarm belligerents, and police lawless regions around the world to bring peace, order and good government to international affairs. Armed force, and sometimes deadly force, is the central and necessary component of this campaign, but what type of force and what type of policies are appropriate to this new era? The authors address this question in a discussion of defence policy and management in Canada since 1989 and their relation to the needs of the stability campaign. They describe policy making in a Canadian context, political and other domestic factors that shape Canada's military capabilities, and the influence of the defence budgeting process on policy choices. and transforming both policy and the Canadian Armed Forces over the next ten years to meet the challenges of the stability campaign.

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SEAN M. MALONEY served in Germany as the historian for the Canadian Army's Cold War contribution to NATO and has extensive field research experience in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Afghanistan. He is the author of several works, including the controversial CANADA AND UN PEACEKEEPING: COLD WAR BY OTHER MEANS, 1945-1970 and ENDURING THE FREEDOM: A ROGUE HISTORIAN IN AFGHANISTAN (forthcoming from Potomac Books, Inc. in 2005). He currently teaches in the Royal Military College War Studies Programme and is the strategic studies adviser to the Canadian Defence

Douglas L. Bland served for 30 years as a senior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and held the chair of defence studies at Queen s University for 15 years. He is the author of six books and numerous published contributions on Canadian and international security affairs. His political novel, "Uprising", was published in 2009. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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