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Confronting Climate Change: The Canadian Army and Domestic Operations

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies

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The Canadian Army has been conducting disaster relief operations in support of Canadians for over a century. With the onset of climate change and its impact on the frequency and severity of natural disasters, the Government of Canada finds itself calling upon the Canadian Armed Forces more than ever to assist Canadians in time of need. With a small army, leaders often find themselves resource-constrained given requirements to support both domestic and expeditionary operations. Preparation is key. Not only does it permit the Canadian Army to be less reactionary, it will enable a higher level of support for Canadians on the home front. Analysis of post operation reports from the past ten years indicates that efficiencies can be achieved across the Canadian Army to improve responsiveness, capabilities provided, and overall cohesion with civilian agencies. With the defense of Canada as a top priority for the Canadian Armed Forces, this study outlines simple measures that can be taken internal to the Canadian Army to better support Canadians on the home front.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]