Canadian SSNs and their employment
Brown, Karen V.
Tritten, James John
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Through the public forum of the 1987 White Paper, the government of Canada announced its intentions to make major changes to Canada's military and to her defense posture. Among other things, the White Paper publicized the planned acquisition of ten to twelve nuclear powered submarines. The government hopes that these submarines will help assert Canada's claim of sovereignty in the waters of the Canadian Archipelago including the Northwest Passage. The United States considers the Northwest Passage to be a strait used for international navigation and subject to the right of transit passage. The SSNs will also have a clearly martial role in protecting Canada's economic interests and her national security responsibilities in the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans. This thesis examines these
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