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1 Kanishka Project Presentation 8 November A Pleasant Day on the Water? On-water security gaps and public perception of counter-terrorism Halifax MARINE RESEARCH Institute

2 Image: (1961) Canada Longest coastline #8 (>#5) EEZ over 31,750 lakes Nova Scotia 130 rivers 8 drainage areas over 1500 lakes

3 Public Perception of Terrorism

4 Recent Swarming Attacks Capture of 15 RN-RM personnel from HMS Cornwall by Iranian Republican Guard Corps Naval motor gunboats in the Straits of Hormuz on 15 March 2007; 11 terror attacks in Mumbai on November 2008; Terror attack against Mehran Naval Air Station at Karachi on 22 May 2011; and Taliban attack against Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on 28 June 2011.

5 Analysis of Swarming Time Dispersion 300 BC1900 AD Massed or ‘Cloud’ Swarms Dispersed or ‘Vapour’ Swarms Radio Command & Control Source: Sean Edwards, Swarming & the Future of Warfare, Rand, 2004.

6 Maritime vs Land Security Concepts Mobile Circular Terrain Independent Extend Ranges to increase reaction times Static Linear Terrain Dependant Limit Pathways & Entry Points

7 Image: Halifax Herald News Tim Krochak, Staff. Building Security Perimeters: ‘Floating Fence’ at HMC Dockyard, Halifax $3.5M to build & install, $1.5M to clean, $3.0M to repair since 2007.

8 Source: eugene-smith-grant-in-humanistic-photography/#ixzz29wcpeXsR “Indian Border Security Force Officers patrol the picturesque Dal Lake near Srinagar in Indian-held Kashmir. Once a tourist hotspot, the only visitors now are Indian soldiers.”

9 Images: The Danger of ‘Overkill’ (I) Elite standards raises costs and lowers numbers

10 USN Mark V Special Operations CraftUSN Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Craft Images: The Danger of ‘Overkill’ (II) High capability raises costs and lowers numbers

11 John Arquilla Says: More numerous units Spread out across area ‘Good enough’ capability but not ‘elite’ Source: “The Coming Swarm,” The New York Times, 14 February 2009 Sean Edwards Says: Deny ‘enablers’ Adopt spherical & mobile fighting methods Use manoeuvre to deny time Source: Sean Edwards, Swarming & the Future of Warfare, Rand, 2004.

12 “Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skies” The Beatles: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”/Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) “What Does Your Freedom Look Like[?]” Image:tellusyourfreedom.ca Image:London Life, “Freedom 55,” tellusyourfreedom.ca

13 ‘Safe’ but not ‘Free’ Image:London Life, “Freedom 55,” tellusyourfreedom.ca

14 Read More Here Canadian Naval Review at: Broadsides, the on-line discussion forum of Canadian Naval Review, - “Swarming Tactics” at: swarming-tactics/ - “Maritime Terrorism” at: maritime-terrorism/


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