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Randall Wakelam

Teacher, Royal Military College of Canada

Dr Randall Wakelam teaches history and leadership at the Royal Military College of Canada. After graduating from RMC in 1975 he flew helicopters for the Army, becoming CO of 408 Sqn in 1991. Along the way he also worked in aircraft procurement and language training policy. Since 1993 he has been an educator, first in uniform at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto and now at RMC.
He writes in the fields of air power, leadership and military education. In 2009 he published The Science of Bombing: Operational Research in RAF Bomber Command and in 2010 co-edited The Report of the Officer Development Board: Maj-Gen Roger Rowley and the Education of the Canadian Forces. In 2011 he published Cold War Fighters: Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945–54 with UBC Press.
What If the F-35 Was a Low-Budget PA

What If the F-35 Was a Low-Budget Film?

If a producer was to consider making a feature film about the F-35 procurement process she or he might, given the events over the past few years either go with one of two genres: Max Senate and the Keystone cops, or Federico Fellini for something a bit more surreal. Somewhere between those two extremes lies, I would think, the reality of the storyline.
12/14/2012 05:31 EST