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Over the last few weeks I have not been able to go to www.casr.ca.  At first my MacBook was telling me that this site has been infected by a virus.  Now, it seems that this url has disappeared completely.  Does anyone have any info on what happened to this site?
I can't believe we finally have a government that takes the military seriously.

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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 11:33:39 »
They're probably using a second-hand, heavily modified Russian URL now....
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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 20:12:33 »
Good f*****g riddance.......

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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 03:00:55 »
Curious...

Why do so many people hate that site??  Its always seemed to have lots of info on it...am I missing something??
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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 09:36:20 »
I like the site as well but I think a lot of contributors here think they are a little off the mark for many of the proposals they made.  They wanted the Air Force to buy Russian cargo planes for instance.  They did not support the decision to buy C-17's - too expensive.

But I used the site as a great reference for CF equipment.  There was a ton of info on there, in one place, that is not available at any other single site I have seen - and it was all Canadian specific.
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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 14:50:25 »
They are back online now.

No notice of what happened.

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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 16:41:04 »
I am happy at any Canadians taking a keen interest in our military and what it needs to the jobs it is tasked with. I don’t agree with all their ideas but read the site anyways.
Actually some smaller buys of Russian equipment might have a positive effect on the attitude of some defense suppliers and maybe make them see that challenging almost every major procurements in court as counter productive. I could imagine the look on Lockheed faces if the Canadian government “Invited Russian aerospace companies to demonstrate their fighters here in Canada”

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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 13:21:05 »
Just a note to say that the CASR has ceased publication since December 2016. The web pages are available through the Wayback machine.   :salute:

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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 13:55:19 »
That's too bad - I enjoyed their different spin on things.  What happened?  Lack of interest?
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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 15:46:16 »
Any relation to the change in Mark Collins fortunes and his blog?

Has the government maintained funding for defence research?
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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 16:35:10 »
Chris Pook: No connection between CASR and end of CGAI's The 3Ds Blog; note the CGAI's current board of directors:
http://www.cgai.ca/board_of_directors

By the way all the 3Ds posts are still available at the orange box at the left of the page at the CGAI's website:
http://www.cgai.ca/

Last post, by the CGAI:

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End of 3Ds Blog
https://cgai3ds.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/end-of-3ds-blog/

By the way, Jack Granatstein edited the blog and approved all posts:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22jack+granatstein%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=-1l1WJfRCqzPjwS_kobgDQ

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« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 17:05:42 by MarkOttawa »
Ça explique, mais ça n'excuse pas.

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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2017, 20:46:42 »
Chris Pook: No connection between CASR and end of CGAI's The 3Ds Blog; note the CGAI's current board of directors:
http://www.cgai.ca/board_of_directors

By the way all the 3Ds posts are still available at the orange box at the left of the page at the CGAI's website:
http://www.cgai.ca/

Last post, by the CGAI:

By the way, Jack Granatstein edited the blog and approved all posts:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22jack+granatstein%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=-1l1WJfRCqzPjwS_kobgDQ

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Thanks Mark, just curious about the timing.  Speculation again.  Wrong Again.   [:D

Are you still blogging?


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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2017, 21:42:28 »
Chris Pook: Not blogging for now but tweeting up a storm  ;):

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Re: CASR - Canadian American Strategic Review - Where are they?
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2017, 23:12:27 »
 :cheers:
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Conservative, n. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. [Ambrose Bierce, 1911]