TITLE

A LARGER "FOOTPRINT" IN OTTAWA: GENERAL HILUER AND CANADA'S SHIFTING CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONSHIP, 2005-2008

AUTHOR(S)
Lagassé, Philippe; Sokolsky, Joel J.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Canadian Foreign Policy (CFP);2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Canadian civil-military relations underwent notable shifts between 2005 and 2008, with the military first gaining, then appearing to lose, a degree of influence over defence policy and a level of political clout unseen in generations. This paper argues that three interrelated factors allowed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Rick Hillier, to strengthen the Canadian Forces' (CF) position in the civil-military relationship. First was the desire by recent government to erase Canada's image as a defence free-rider. Next was the civil authority's decision to loosen a key bureaucratic-level monitoring mechanism over the military. Third was the CF's deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, which boosted public support for the military and granted the CF a recognized expertise in the use of force to safeguard national security. The paper concludes by examining recent efforts by the civil authority to contain the military's newfound influence.
ACCESSION #
47878147

 

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