By Canadian Armed Forces
The Chief of the Defence Staff,
General Tom Lawson, completed bilateral meetings with his United States
counterpart, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in
Washington D.C. on Thursday, June 4.
General Lawson, accompanied by
Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army,
Major-General Michael Hood, Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff, and
Brigadier-General David Anderson, CDS Liaison Officer to the US Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed a range of matters with General Dempsey and
other senior U.S. military leaders.
“Canada shares a close and
long-standing defence relationship with the United States. We work together to
ensure continental security through NORAD and we work together internationally,
as exemplified by our support for NATO assurance measures, and our close
partnership on such key matters as supporting a sovereign Ukraine and
combatting the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. This visit provided
our respective military leadership with a tremendous opportunity to exchange
information, discuss common challenges, and look to new opportunities to work
together in the future.”
General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff
For more information about Canada’s
relationship with the United States, please consult the following backgrounder
entitled Canada-U.S. Defence Relations.