Why did Canada abandon four decades of peace to join the United States in the Persian Gulf War? The author of this provocative book argues that Canada's status as a nuclear colony of the US military paves the way for Canadian participation in American military adventures abroad. One nuclear outpost is Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, where the US Navy's nuclear warships refine their anti-submarine warfare technology. Nanoose Bay is also home to the Nanoose Conversion Campaign, a grassroots effort to transform the weapons-testing station into peaceful, productive uses.
About the author
Kim Goldberg is an award-winning journalist and author specializing in nature and the environment. Her articles have appeared in BBC Wildlife Magazine, This Magazine, Earthkeeper, and the Vancouver Sun. She holds a degree in biology from the University of Oregon and has spent twenty years exploring Vancouver Island as a hiker, birdwatcher, and amateur naturalist. She is the author of several books including Submarine Dead Ahead! and Waging Peace in America's Nuclear Colony.