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    Replacing the Subs

    Speaking from experience, on board HMCs OTTAWA the only sub we had difficulty when in finding was the Victoria class.  We went up against the Australians (easiest), South Koreans, Type 212s, LA, & Virginia(2nd hardest). Although older than some of the other classes, the crew training and even...
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    Alleged PMO obstruction in SNC Lavalin case

    It is more than just a conversation between the PM, Butts, the Clerk and AG...let's call it what it is...an implied order...I learned the effects of these kind of orders that seem innocuous at first when I was XO Sea Training.  I remember sitting in the wardroom and just mentioning to the supply...
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    Here's an article on Chinese near monopoly on rare earth metals.  It would appear they are using their economic chessman-ship to screw the US militarily. https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/11/china-beating-us-rare-earths-game/152674/?oref=d-dontmiss
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    Threat of possible US Civil War

    Sorry, my initial search didn't receive any direct hits.  Can I delete this and re-post?
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    Threat of possible US Civil War

    Not sure if this topic has been discussed elsewhere, but thought it could provoke some interesting dialogue.  Below is a link to a rather alarmist in nature article about the growing potential for a 2nd US Civil War and potential implications for Canada...
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    Saudis sending Canadian-made LAVs to combat Yemeni Rebels

    Not an American citizen...he was only a permanent resident.  He was a Saudi citizen.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    I can second SeaKing Tacco's assessment of the Victoria class's capabilities!
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/national-defence-and-veterans-affairs-canada-introduce-the-new-veterans-service-card/ Here is the official announcement.
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    Federal Cabinet Shuffle July 2018

    Has anyone figured out exactly how the new Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction will be set up?  Does CBSA and RCMP leave Public Safety for this new Ministry?
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    Canada's New, Liberal, Defence Policy

    Latest Policy paper from Dave Perry. https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/cdfai/pages/3244/attachments/original/1517275897/Following_the_Funding_in_Strong_Secure_Engaged.pdf?1517275897 This paper hits the nail on the head with respect to the issues we are seeing/having in implementing SSE.
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    Navy Strategic Plan 2017-2022

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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    if you can't access twitter...here is an article from NavalToday: https://navaltoday.com/2017/12/08/canadian-navys-first-aops-hmcs-harry-dewolf-takes-shape/
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    From the CBC article :http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/warship-design-delay-1.4277967 "Campbell said that the navy's requirements for the kinds of warships it wants and the systems that will go into them has not changed." This tells me  that the requirements haven't changed but that the...
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    HMCS Goose Bay commanding officer relieved of duty over 'inappropriate comments'

    Just to be clear, a comment can be an "OPERATION HONOUR" incident...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    If you are talking about Cooperative Engagement Capability and the ability for the TG Commander to fire missiles from one of his ships at a target being identified from another, than no we do not have that capability within our ships.  We can definitely use another ship's targeting info and fire...
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    Orca-class Training Vessel Hits Victoria-Class Submarine

    CHI just doesn't get a break... ???
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    Defining Foreign and Defence Policy (and hence our Military Force)

    The difference now is that all these mentioned programs will now be in our Investment Plan whereas until yesterday they weren't.
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    Retro Pay & Allow 1Apr 2014 - 1Apr 2017

    Time will tell... ;)
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    Retro Pay & Allow 1Apr 2014 - 1Apr 2017

    I would expect an announcement on CAF pay raises to be made within the next 2 weeks.  Just awaiting TB approval.