Arctic Defence

Series Description

This series consists of documents pertaining to the strategic defence of Canada’s North. Beginning in the 1950s the Canadian government funded the construction of radar stations in the Arctic that were designed to provide advanced warning against potential missile attacks. The threat to Canada’s North came from air, sea and space, and the records in this series describe the evolution of Canada’s geostrategic requirements for Arctic defence between 1950 and 2005.

Available Documents

Box 1

File 1: Strategic and Technological Considerations Relating to Confrontation in the North
File 2: The Canadian North and Canadian-Soviet Relations
File 3: Defence in the North
File 4: The Strategic Significance of the Arctic after Arms Reductions


Box 2

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