The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Analysis, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War

By George R. Lindsey
Edited by Matthew S. Wiseman

© 2019

During a government career that spanned nearly the whole of the Cold War, George Roy Lindsey gained a reputation as a leading defence scientist and military strategist for Canada’s Defence Research Board. Having influenced Canadian policy in such important areas as air defence, anti-submarine warfare, and the militarization of space, Lindsey’s writings spanning his career with the Department of National Defence, shed light not only on one of Canada’s most influential civil servants of the Cold War era, but on the inner-workings of the Canadian defence establishment during the nuclear age.

The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey provides full access to a wealth of valuable, previously classified, historical material regarding the scientific and technical aspects of Canadian defence and national security in the Cold War. Lindsey’s writings clarify Canada’s approach to the strategic issues of the nuclear age, while his first-hand experience is valuable for understanding the role and structure of the postwar Canadian defence establishment.

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  • Series: The Canadian Experience of War
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
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  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey provides full access to a wealth of valuable, previously classified, historical material regarding the scientific and technical aspects of Canadian defence and national security in the Cold War.

The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Analysis, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War

By George R. Lindsey
Edited by Matthew S. Wiseman

© 2019

During a government career that spanned nearly the whole of the Cold War, George Roy Lindsey gained a reputation as a leading defence scientist and military strategist for Canada’s Defence Research Board. Having influenced Canadian policy in such important areas as air defence, anti-submarine warfare, and the militarization of space, Lindsey’s writings spanning his career with the Department of National Defence, shed light not only on one of Canada’s most influential civil servants of the Cold War era, but on the inner-workings of the Canadian defence establishment during the nuclear age.

The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey provides full access to a wealth of valuable, previously classified, historical material regarding the scientific and technical aspects of Canadian defence and national security in the Cold War. Lindsey’s writings clarify Canada’s approach to the strategic issues of the nuclear age, while his first-hand experience is valuable for understanding the role and structure of the postwar Canadian defence establishment.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: The Canadian Experience of War
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    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.
  • Table of contents

    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