National Defence – March 3, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence – March 3, 2014

Dean Wilkening, a physicist from the United States outlines the findings of a recent study conducted by the National Academy of Sciences and discusses how the U.S. is approaching the topic of ballistic missile defence.

During the second part of the meeting, Rideau Institute president, Steven Staples discusses the short comings of the current U.S. ground based missile defence system and suggests that diplomatic methods could be a more effective method in protecting international borders.

Major-General Christian Rousseau and his colleague Craig Maskell from National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces discuss their organization’s views on missile defence in Canada as well as some countries’ missile capabilities. (March 3, 2014)