Cybersecurity is expected to be featured prominently in the first annual report from the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.
The RCAF fighter community is facing a personnel shortage and, although DND is aggressively moving to address the issue, Auditor General Michael Ferguson is not optimistic.
Nine-in-ten Cdns say ‘no’ to future arms deals with Saudi Arabia but are divided over cancelling the current one.
At ceremonies across the country, we shall soon hear the words from John McCrea’s “In Flanders Fields”. One line has particular meaning for me, and I fear our politicians have broken faith with those who died for freedom.
True story: it takes about 39 govt workers and 300 emails to buy a few TVs for ISED.
Our government has managed to avoid major issues of security. The duty to protect should be of paramount concern, but seems to be getting scant attention.
It’s summer, and apparently time to consider uniform changes, again.
Russia is busy showing off its increasingly powerful Navy but, according to David Bercuson, it is more to create a diversion and to gain diplomatic influence.
A recent poll shows 70% of Canadians prefer taking a “hard” approach in trade negotiations with the Trump administration.
Canada's military volunteers deserve recognition for their selfless acts of sacrifice for the good of all Canadians. Nothing less is acceptable. Shame on us for not doing so in a timely manner.
Google’s decision to withdraw from a US military initiative called Project Maven (for classifying military drone images) came after some 4,000 employees petitioned to ban Google from building “warfare technology”.
While the Government Accountability Office notes that the DOD faces “new challenges as adversaries try to steal national security information and technology at unprecedented rate, ” the White House eliminated its Senior Cyber Policy Office.
Operation Medusa a new book by retired Major-General David Fraser and Brian Hanington explores otherwise well-trod ground with a first-hand account that sets out a panoply of new insights. The authors recount the many challenges of command in modern-day conflict. As reviewer Brett Boudreau notes, the unique perspective of the operational commander is compelling and adds much to our understanding.
The Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is only as good as the troops and support it gets from contributing countries. Given the recent concern over Canada’s upcoming contribution to the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), one might easily assume that up until now few Canadians had ever set foot in Mali. However, this is far from the case.
Canada does not deserve, should not expect, and should not want to join the list of NATO Secretary-Generals anytime soon. The four main reasons can be summed up in four Cs (capability, contributions, candidates, and continent).
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization must replace its Secretary General, and it's time for Canada to be recognized for longtime commitment and many contributions.
As we all strive to put the Vietnam war behind us, American soaps have replaced American bombs, says David Bercuson. Vietnam now looks to a faltering American leadership to help it stand independently against a renascent and rearming China.
David Bercuson looks at how a dark episode of Canadian history led to substantial changes in military education and leadership throughout the Canadian Armed Forces.
Lockheed Martin Canada is working with industry to sponsor programs that help Canadian military veterans transition to civilian life. The company is heading into its second year sponsoring the Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE), started by the Prince of Wales, to offer veterans the education, tools and resources needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.
The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced Canada new peacekeeping mission in Ottawa on March 19th. It has taken 2 years and a Vancouver summit to get to this point of making a commitment to peace operations. It remains unclear when the Canadian Forces will actually deploy.