The SORT debate: implications for Canada. This study concludes that Canada should support the American ballistic missile defence (BMD) because it would secure NORAD?s position and benefit the Canadian Forces. The author also argues that Canada?s involvement in missile defence reinforces its commitment to jointly protect and secure North America. ?Participating in missile defence would further demonstrate to our anxious neighbour and closest trading partner that Canada is serious about continental security,? says Philippe Lagassé.
By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.
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Catastrophic Interdiction: Air Power and the Collapse of the Iraqi Field Army in the 2003 War. Examines how air power helped bring about the collapse of the Iraqi Republican Guard and regular army in the 2003 war. Compares the air campaigns of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Desert Storm, and estimates combatant casualties due to air interdiction in the 2003 war. By Carl Conetta .
By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.
Building a European Security and Defence Policy: What are the Priorities? With its recent actions (e.g. in Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo) it is hardly questionable that EU is now in the peacekeeping business - but what questions remain to be answered? Lecture by Antonio Missiroli.
By Cicero Foundation , Netherlands, EU.
Creating a core Group for European Defence Co-operation? "The Monetary Union can be seen as a precedent because it called for a substantial transfer of sovereignty in a field certainly as politically sensitive as defence. The Euro saw the light in 2001 because after years of groping with sectoral or peripheral solutions, which proved all ineffective because too limited in nature, it was decided in Maastricht in 1991 to opt for a political and comprehensive choice, a Monetary Union. Has the European Defence process not reach the same stage and, all things considered, should it not be addressed in the same manner?" Lecture by Pierre Etienne Champenois.
By Cicero Foundation, Netherlands, EU.