Taking Stock of WMD Proliferation & The NATO Defence Procurement Action Plan


January 26, 2024

On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry speaks to Michael Manulak and Brian Finlay about the current state of WMD proliferation and Canada’s role in countering increasing stockpiles.

Then, you’ll hear a discussion between Darren Hawco, Cynthia Cook, Troy Crosby, Wendy Gilmour, and Nicolas Todd about the NATO Defence Action Plan and the implications for Canada. This conversation is part of our 2023 Procurement Conference, which took place on November 29, 2023 in Ottawa. This conference was made possible thanks to the support of our strategic sponsors Lockheed Martin Canada, General Dynamics, Irving Shipbuilding, and Hanwha Defence; conference silver sponsors L3Harris, CAE, and Seaspan; as well as bronze sponsors Thales and Microsoft.


  • Michael Manulak is an Associate Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a CGAI Fellow.
  • Brian Finlay is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Stimson Center.
  • Cynthia Cook is director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and a senior fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • Troy Crosby is ADM (Materiel) at the Department of National Defence.
  • Wendy Gilmour was NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment from November 2022 and January 2024.
  • Nicolas Todd is CADSI’s Vice President, Policy, Communications and Government Relations.


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