Cold Wind From the North: The Implications of Weakening Canadian-American Relations on the Defense of North America.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The United States and Canada have shared, in varying degrees, the defense of North America since 1953. Although never great in terms of men and equipment, the Canadian contribution has been important geographically and politically. Now as a result of growing nationalism most often expressed as anti-Americanism, the Canadian government is under pressure to reduce its interdependence with the U.S. This, of course, raises the question of what effect such a policy would have on North American security. Based on a literature search and personal knowledge gained during a three year tour with the Canadian Forces in Ottawa, it appears that there would be little or no effect of North American security if Canada should withdraw her active military support from the Cooperative North American defense arrangements. There is growing apprehension and concern in Canada over U. S. influence and predictions that Canada will withdraw from NORAD in 1973. Modified author abstract
- Government and Political Science