During a government career that spanned nearly the whole of the Cold War, George R. Lindsey gained a reputation as a leading defence scientist and military strategist for Canada's Defence Research Board. His research and writing played a vital role in shaping Canadian policy in air defence, anti-submarine warfare, the militarization of space, and other areas of crucial concern in the nuclear age.
The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey provides full access to a wealth of previously classified historical material regarding the scientific and technical aspects of Canadian defence and national security in the Cold War. Insightful and eye-opening, Lindsey's writings shed light not only on one of Canada's most influential civil servants of the Cold War era, but on the strategies, priorities, and inner workings of the Canadian defence establishment during an active and politically volatile period in world affairs.
George Lindsey graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto in 1942 before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Artillery to serve with the Canadian Army Operational Research Group. He also served overseas with the British Army Operational Research Group. Lindsey's life's work stands as an invaluable source pertaining to technological interpretations. Matthew S. Wiseman is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow with The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, and the Department of History, at the University of Toronto.
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 Section Two: Strategic Analysis 1980 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 1980 Operational Research: Flexible Response to the Needs of Canadian Defence through the Postwar Years 1980 The Realities of Strategic Deterrence and their Implications for Canada 1983 A Canadian Perspective on Canada-US Defence Relations 2009 Operational Research: Remarks by George R. Lindsey Bibliography of Works by George R. Lindsey Notes Index