Eric Lerhe served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 36 years. In his last post, as Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, he was a coalition task group commander for the Southern Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz sector during the War on Terror. He now researches security issues as an independent scholar.

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Sailing into the future

The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) was launched in 2010 to end Canada’s “boom and bust” approach to the building of government vessels. In the past, Canadian shipyards built capacity for the short duration of …

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