September 28th The Changing Face of War
General (Ret’d) Paul D. Manson, O.C., C.M.M., C.D.
From the pitched battles of the two world wars to a truck being driven into crowds of revellers, warfare has changed
dramatically. Emerging technologies, unconventional warfare and public attitudes towards war are some of the factors which
General Manson will explore in his look at the changing face of war.
General Manson served as Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff from 1986 to 1989, culminating a distinguished 38-year military
career. Following military service he was president of a large aerospace company, retiring in 1997. For the next seven years
he was the full-time volunteer Chairman of the “Passing the Torch” campaign in support of the new Canadian War Museum. He is
a frequent commentator on defence issues in Canadian news media.