Lawrence R. Aronsen

Aronsen, Lawrence R. American National Security and Economic Relations with Canada, 1945-1954. Toronto and Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger, 1997.

From publisher: The author "draws on recently declassified documents in Ottawa and Washington to provide a reassessment of Canada's special relationship with the U.S.... [D]etailed new information is provided about Canada's contribution to the creation of the postwar economic order from the Bretton Woods Agreement to GATT."

[Canada/Gen; GenPostwar/NatSec]

Aronsen, Lawrence R. "America's National Security and the Defence of the Northern Frontier, 1945-51." Canadian Review of American Studies 14 (1983): 259-277.

[Canada/Gen; GenPostwar/40s/Gen]

Aronsen, Lawrence R. "'Peace, Order and Good Government' during the Cold War: The Origins and Organization of Canada's Internal Security Program." Intelligence and National Security 1, no. 3 (Sep. 1986): 357-380.

After surveying the origins and organization of Canada's internal security bureaucracy, the author concludes that (and seeks to explain why) "the government acted with caution and moderation" during the early Cold War period (1945-1950).


Aronsen, Lawrence. "Preparing for Armageddon: JIC 1 (Final) and the Soviet Attack on Canada." Intelligence and National Security 19, no. 3 (Autumn 2004): 490-510.

From 1945 to 1947, "the Canadian Joint Intelligence Committee prepared JIC 1 (Final), a report on when, where, and in what capacity the Soviet Union would strike Canada in the event of the next world war.... The report was completed and approved by Canadian and American defence officials in 1947 and updated versions became the basis for continental defence planning until the signing of the 1957 Norad agreement."


Aronsen, Lawrence. "Seeing Red: US Air Force Assessments of the Soviet Union, 1945-1949." Intelligence and National Security 16, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 103-132.

Air Force intelligence (A-2) was "more than any other agency ... convinced of the Soviet willingness to wage war." However, even though "A-2 came to be possessed by a rigidly anti-communist ideology, it established a progressive-minded reputation for introducing new ideas, techniques, and technological innovations."

[Analysis/Sov; MI/AF]

Aronsen, Lawrence R., and Martin Kitchen. The Origins of the Cold War in Comparative Perspective: Canadian, American and British Relations with Soviet Union, 1941-1948. London and Toronto: St. Martin's, 1998.

[Canada/Gen; GenPostwar/CW; UK/Postwar]

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