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New chief of defence staff named: Queen's University expert

2012-08-30

Queen’s University defence policy expert Douglas Bland is available to comment on Lt.-Gen. Thomas Lawson has been named the next chief of defence staff, the country’s top military position.

Dr. Bland is the former head of the Defence Management Studies program at Queen’s and the author of Chiefs of Defence: Government and the Unified Command of the Canadian Armed Forces, a book which explores the role of the Canadian military’s top job.

Please note that Dr. Bland is only available for phone interviews.

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