The Defence of North America on 9/11


March 26, 2021

In this new episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry welcomes LGen (ret’d) Eric Findley and Paul Samyn, editor of the Winnipeg Free Press as they discuss what happened on September 11th, 2001 from the NORAD perspective.

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Participant Biographies:

  • Eric (“Rick”) Allan Findley is a retired Lieutenant-General who served in the Canadian Forces/Royal Canadian Air Force, and his last assignment was as the Deputy Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). On September 11, 2001, Major-General Findley was the Director of Operations for NORAD.
  • Mr. Paul Samyn has been part of the Free Press newsroom for more than a quarter century, working his way up after starting as a rookie reporter in 1988. In the summer of 2012, Paul was promoted to Editor, becoming only the 15th person to hold that office since the Free Press began publishing in 1872.

Host Biography:

  • Dave Perry (host): Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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