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The Ukraine Conflict and Alleged War Crimes

One cannot follow the main-stream media about the Russo-Ukrainian War without the constant reference to “war crimes,” more often than not without any further analysis. The format tends to carry a byline that claims “experts say,” which is then followed … Continue reading

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Oral History Essays 2017

These essays were written by University of Victoria students taking history courses where part of the curriculum is to interview veterans and record their personal stories and experience in an oral history essay. Copies of the essays are stored in … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 49, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2017

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 49, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2017 available in Portable Document Format (.PDF) Canada’s New Defence Policy: Don’t expect greater capacity, just a more efficient military Air Force Academy Cadet Invents Goo That Can Stop Bullets New … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 49, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2017

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 49, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2017 available in Portable Document Format (.PDF) CDS Vows Action on Problems at RMC Two Canadian WW1 Soldiers’ Bodies Discovered in France New Members New Satellite will Enhance CAF Communications Capabilities … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 49, No. 1 – First Quarter 2017

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 49, No. 1 – First Quarter 2017 available in Portable Document Format (.PDF) China installs weapons systems on contested islands in South China Def Min Sajjan Looking to Help Ukraine while US Administration Adopts Low Key Approach … Continue reading

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Oral History Essays 2016

We have posted a the Veteran’s Oral History essays from the 2016 Semester. Remembering Yugoslavia The Canadian Military’s Service in the Balkans Courtney Yanta March 31, 2016 “We were dead once we flew into Burma” Chinese Canadians in Force 136 … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 48, No. 4 – Fourth Quarter 2016

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 48, No. 4 – Fourth Quarter 2016 available in Portable Document Format (.PDF) Canada’s Most Senior Female Officer to Lead NATO Defense College Canada Buying New Fleet of Lightweight Combat Vehicles Canadian Army to acquire new drones … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 48, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2016

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 48, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2016 available in Portable Document Format (.PDF) Defence Policy Review The Last Post New Members Canada to Build Off the Shelf Warship Design A Grunt’s Perspective on Aeroplanes LGEN Paul Wynnyk … Continue reading

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Defence Policy Review

Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver Island Bay Street Armoury, 715 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 1R1 July   , 2016 The Hon. Harjit S. Sajjan, PC, OMM, MSM, CD, MP Minister of National Defence Ottawa, ON. Dear Minister, Attached is … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 48, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2016

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 48, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2016 available in Portable Document Format (.PDF) Royal Canadian Navy Testing Reduced Crew Sizes on Frigates Could Drones Replace Canada’s Fighter Jets? The Last Post HMS Queen Elizabeth Named in Rosyth … Continue reading

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