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Meyer Responds to Proposed US Missile Defence Partnership

July 16, 2014

Dialogue Fellow Paul Meyer responds to the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence's June 2014 report, which recommends that the "Government of Canada enter into an agreement with the United States to participate as a partner in ballistic missile defence." This article, co-written with Douglas J. Roche, O.C and Peggy Mason, was published on July 16 by Embassy Magazine.

"Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) is one of those recurring issues in Canadian security policy that reminds one of the hydra-headed monster featured in B horror flicks. Just when the hero seems to have dispatched the creature for good, it raises another ugly head. Although there is a considerable record of previous Canadian governments considering the matter and deciding against official Canadian involvement in this peculiar American endeavour, the question seems to be revived periodically, as if there weren’t more pressing issues of foreign and security policy for our parliamentary institutions to consider."

Read the full piece here: Cherry picking the facts with Ballistic Missile Defence