This important book is the only study to connect temporally the history of maritime helicopter operations, the Sea King helicopter replacement, and the political realities of weapons acquisition in Canada. It clearly adds to the ongoing debate about the purpose of purchasing military weapons: Providing the best equipment for the military or contributing to regional economic and industrial base development? The Politics of Procurement should be read by all those interested in civil-military relations and the military profession. - Craig Stone, Department of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College
Selected as one of Embassy’s Top 20 reads of 2010
The best book yet on what’s wrong with Canada’s military procurement system using the Maritime Helicopter Project as a case study. - David Bercuson
Given the wide attention that the Sea King issue has received, this book should attract a large body of general readers, including serving and retired military personnel – naval and air force – who have had personal experience with rotary-wing aviation in the Royal Canadian Navy/Canadian Forces over the past few decades. The Politics of Procurement will prove fascinating reading; it provides a devastating critique of procurement practices in the Department of National Defence. - Scot Robertson, Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta, and former Defence Scientist in the Department of National Defence
The Politics of Procurement is well written, painstakingly researched, and definitely not to be taken lightly. - Katherine Doucet, Canadian Military Journal, Vol 11, No 2, Spring 2011
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