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Canada and Military Coalitions: Where, How and with Whom?

Research Report by Douglas Bland

This article by Douglas Bland examines not whether Canada should continue participating in coalitions (which Bland considers a given), but “whether Canada has the political will and the means to influence the shape and operating expectations of established and emerging coalitions to best benefit Canada’s national interests.” The primary tool to accomplish this, he contends, is the Canadian Forces – an entity that has been considerably weakened over the years to the point where Canada does not have the “wherewithal” to achieve its international goals. Bland suggests that Canada’s ability to regain its position has been further compromised in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001, particularly around Canada’s capacity to defend its territory and ensure “no attack on the United States will come through Canadian territory.” Canadians must thus decide, Bland argues, whether they are willing to “make the sacrifices necessary to rebuild the military and diplomatic capabilities to allow Canada to regain its rightful place in international affairs and in the defence of North America.”

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Douglas Bland;
Publisher: Institute for Research on Public Policy [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2002; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: International; National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Military & Defence / Peacekeeping
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / National Security
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / Terrorism
Policy Articles / Military & Defence
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD)
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / National Security / 2002
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) / 2002
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) / 2002
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / Peacekeeping / 2002
Policy Articles / Military & Defence / Terrorism / 2002


Keywords / Tags:

interoperability; September 11; Canadian Forces; diplomacy; capabilities; defense; United States; terrorism; coalitions; national; interest; expectations; operations;