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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2021

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2021 is available in portable document format (.PDF) President’s Message US Air Force’s biggest planes need to do more than carry things in the next war, air-mobility general says Trial Haida … Continue reading

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SS Werewolf Guerrilla Resistance 1944-47

Conventional wisdom suggests that the western Allies and the Soviets were the only ones who supported resistance movements. However, Hitler had his own version of SOE, as the Nazis encouraged guerrilla warfare against their enemies, especially as Europe was liberated … Continue reading

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GREYHOUND Movie Production with Gord Laco (RCN Ret’d) Naval Technical Consultant

NAC-VI and RUSI-VI members hosted this Zoom presentation on Wed April 14th at 1:00 PM (PST) with Gord Laco (a former RCN reserve Public Affairs Officer). Gord was the technical consultant regarding naval tactics and techniques for the film. The webinar covers … Continue reading

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US Space Force, Combatant Command and Canadian Collaboration

From the RUSI-VI online Zoom webinar featuring Brigadier General Kevin G. Whale recorded on Wednesday, 31 March, 2021. Space Operations Command (SpOC) is a field command of the United States Space Force (USSF). Headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2021

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2021 is available in portable document format (.PDF) President’s Message Defense Primer: The United States Space Force Space Force Personnel to be Called Guardians It Will be at Least a Decade … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Operations in Afghanistan

From the RUSI-VI online Zoom webinar by MWO Neil M. Fletcher (Ret’d), CD recorded on Wednesday, 20 January, 2021. The recent transition of threats from large conventional forces to decentralized non-state actors in counter-insurgency campaigns such as Afghanistan, has increased … Continue reading

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Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan

From the RUSI-VI online Zoom webinar by Jonathan Manthorpe recorded on Wednesday, 10 February, 2021. The raw truth is that no Chinese government, neither Communist or Kuomintang has a persuasive legal, or moral claim to sovereignty over Taiwan. During the … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 1 – First Quarter 2021

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 1 – First Quarter 2021 is available in portable document format (.PDF) President’s Message What is Joint Task Force X The Ultimate Guide to Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Canada buys Israeli drone for Arctic maritime surveillance … Continue reading

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JTF – IMPACT

From the RUSI-VI online Zoom session held Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 1 to 2:30 PM MGen St-Louis provided some UNCLASSIFIED background slides (.PDF 3.5MB) you may want to review before watching the webinar video. MGen St-Louis was commander, JTF–IMPACT from … Continue reading

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OKA – A Political Crisis and Its Legacy

Dr. Harry Swain and LGen (Ret’d) Kent Foster From the RUSI-VI online Zoom session held Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM On July 11, 1990, tensions between whites and Mohawks at Oka, just west of Montreal, took … Continue reading

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