Rob Gordon


Rob Gordon has covered defence issues for CBC News, newspapers and magazines for more than 30 years. He has been embedded with the navy in the Arabian Sea and with the army in Afghanistan.

Latest from Rob Gordon

German supply ship gives navy peek at new design

The German navy has pulled into Halifax with its latest warship to give Canadian sailors a sneak peek at what they can expect within a few years.

Submarine HMCS Windsor shore bound after engine failure

The Royal Canadian Navy's only submarine on the East Coast will be pulled from service for up to a year because of engine woes, CBC News has learned.

Navy slashes fire service in Halifax Harbour

The Royal Canadian Navy's only firefighting ship in Halifax Harbour will be stripped of its crew at night and during the weekends, the navy confirmed on Wednesday.

Navy spy probe kept military in dark: documents

The Canadian military felt snubbed by the RCMP and CSIS after the civilian security agencies began investigating navy spy Jeffrey Paul Delisle without telling them, according to secret documents obtained by CBC News.

Submarine HMCS Windsor hobbled after $209M refit

CBC News has learned there is more trouble for Canada's fleet of used British submarines.

Early clues to navy spy Delisle's guilt overlooked

Canada's most active spy might have been caught almost a year sooner if the military and CSIS had followed their own mandatory security check rules, documents obtained by CBC News show.

Notes from aboard HMCS Athabaskan

I love the navy. Or perhaps it's better to say I love the way the navy works when it works well.