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Canada's Defence Strategy

It has been suggested that "The Defence strategic priorities for several decades have been Canada, North America and then either NATO or the UN depending on the flavor of the government, or both". These are priorities but they do not constitute strategy. They are merely a set of "spending" priorities.

Rethinking Canadian Defence Strategy is inordinately complicated by the fact that US Defense Strategy is in disarray and its doctrine in serious need of a top to bottom rethink. For those doubting this I recommend review of recent Senate Armed Services Hearings chaired by Senator McCain who has also noted: �Chinese R&D levels are projected to surpass the United States in 2022.�

Canada like the U.S. is having a very difficult time in reorienting its thinking to include rapid change in the cybersphere and the full implications of the AIification of our economy and all aspects of military strategy and operations. Defence doctrine needs to be re-written. Organization needs to be rethought. The world has changed.

  Ottawa Citizen: Matt Gurney: Stop pretending Canada cares about a meaningful role on the world stage
  Google Search - Canada Defence Review 2016
  Twitter #Thirdoffset
  CANADA AND THE DEFENCE OF NORTH AMERICA: NORAD AND AERIAL READINESS Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence (September 2016)
  Washington Post: China has now eclipsed us in AI research (October 13, 2016)
  US, UK Do �Groundbreaking� Drone Exercise Off Scotland (October 14, 2016)
  Chinese Perceptions of the �Third Offset Strategy� (October 4, 2016)
  The Third U.S. Offset Strategy and its Implications for Partners and Allies (January 28, 2015)
  �Offset strategies are not about tech drives me crazy when people say, �oh, the Third Offset is AI & autonomy�� (September 21, 2016)
  US Army Chief of Staff: "We are on the cusp of a fundamental change in the character of ground warfare,� a revolution perhaps five to 10 years away" (October 3, 2016)
  �Multi-Domain Battle:� Jamming, Hacking & Long Range Missiles (September 27, 2016)
  Canada Defence Policy Review 2016
  Canada First Defence Strategy (2008) (A world away from the present)
  Minister of National Defence @HarjitSajjan #DefenceConsults
  National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  Ministerial Advisory Panel on Canada's Defence Policy Review (Note: no S&T, artificial intelligence backgrounds) (April 6, 2016)
  Australian 2016 Defence White Paper
  Hybrid Warfare: Protecting Critical Undersea Infrastructure
  G&M: BURNEY AND HAMPSON Brace yourselves: Trump is going to win (May 16, 2016)
  How Trump Would Weaken America (May 10, 2016)
  Canada�s defence review and the Arctic (+ Trump) (April 8, 2016)
  Defence Policy Review Consultation Paper (April 6, 2016)
  Canadian Defence Review Public Consultation Online
  U.S. Army Is Getting Ready for Great Power War (Think Russia or China)(May 2, 2016)
  UK National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015
  Office of the Auditor General of Canada - Report 5�Canadian Army Reserve�National Defence
  US Defence Policy Bill to shake up strategy formulation (April 25, 2016)
  Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan: plans to buy new fighter aircraft and warships will proceed independently of the defence review
  Will the New Defence Review be �Open and Transparent�? (January 6, 2016)
  Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy(December 30, 2015)
  David McDonough: Procurement Challenges for the New Government: Assessing Liberal Defence Promises (November 2015)
  Canada's Cybersecurity Strategy (2010)
  Canada needs a new defence strategy - Paul Chapin and George Petrolekas (February 2012)
  Advice to the New Minister of Defence (December 2015)
  CDN National Security & Defence (November 2015)
  Snapshot of the CDN Forces (January 2015)
  US Arctic Strategy (May 2013)