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Author Lindsey, George, 1920-2011, author

Title The selected works of George R. Lindsey : operational research, strategic studies, and Canadian defence in the Cold War / George R. Lindsey ; edited by Matthew S. Wiseman
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Canadian experience of war
Canadian experience of war
Contents Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Original Diagrams; Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Note on Sources and the Text; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Section One: Operational Research; 1967 Eighteen Years of Military Operational Research in Canada; 1974 Operational Research for NATO's Navies; 1979 The Contribution of Operational Research at National Defence; 1983 Early Days of Operational Research in Canada and the Founding of the Canadian Operational Research Society; 1995 Some Personal Recollections of Army Operational Research on Radar in World War II
1980 Operational Research and Analysis: Flexible Response to the Needs of Canadian Defence through the Post-war Years1980 The Realities of Strategic Deterrence and Their Implications for Canada; 1983 A Canadian Perspective on Canada-US Defence Relations; Additional Documents; 1971 Managing the Expos to the World's Championship; 2009 Operational Research: Remarks by George R. Lindsey; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography of Works by George R. Lindsey; Photo Credits; Index; Photographs follow page 56
Section Two: Strategic Studies1980 The Linkages of New Technology to Strategic and Theatre Deterrence and Warfighting; 1980 The SALT Treaty from a Canadian Point of View; 1983 Systems Analysis and Global Strategy; 1986 The Strategic Significance of Changes in the Offence/Defence Balance; 1993 Taxonomy and Measurement in Arms Control; Section Three: Canadian Defence; 1971 Canadian Security, Sovereignty, and National Development: Possible Contributions by the Armed Forces and the Defence Research Board; 1972 Canadian Maritime Strategy in the Seventies
Summary "Dr. George Lindsey (1920-2011), a leading Canadian defence scientist, gained widespread recognition in the western alliance during a government career that spanned nearly the whole of the Cold War. Trained as a scientist in nuclear physics, he became an operational researcher during the Second World War and a strategic analyst for the Canadian defence establishment in the postwar period. He played a key role in development modern capacities in both fields while defending Canadian interests on the front lines on Cold War military planning and preparations. He worked towards the cause of a more effective western alliance, influencing policy in such important areas as North American air defence, anti-submarine warfare and the militarization of space. In an active retirement, he then addressed the circumstances of the post-Cold War world. This book provides first access to a selection of unpublished and small-circulation documents that Lindsey produced during his long and interesting career. He left behind a collection of rich records that offer insight into his personal predilections and professional dispositions. A significant amount of his government work remains classified, but what information is open provides unique insights into postwar defence and policy formation in Canada. The writings provided here describe the work of an influential and largely unknown Canadian while also opening a window to the importance of governmental defence research to Canada's Cold War. Lindsey's records thus not only chronicle the noteworthy experiences of a pragmatic defence scientist, but also elucidate the priorities of the Canadian defence establishment during a significant period in world affairs."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cold War (1945-1989)
Cold War
Military research -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
National security -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Operations research -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY / Military / Canada
HISTORY / Military / Other
Military readiness.
Military research.
National security.
Operations research.
Strategic aspects of individual places.
Canada -- Defenses -- History -- 20th century
Canada -- Strategic aspects -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiseman, Matthew S., 1986- editor
ISBN 1487518129 (electronic bk.)
9781487518127 (electronic bk.)
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