21 October 2018

True story: it takes about 39 govt workers and 300 emails to buy a few TVs for ISED.

19 October 2018   (LOUIS CUPPENS)

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.

8 August 2018   (CHRIS MacLEAN)

It’s summer, and apparently time to consider uniform changes, again.

31 July 2018   (DAVID BERCUSON)

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.

15 June 2018   (ANGUS REID POLL)

A recent poll shows 70% of Canadians prefer taking a “hard” approach in trade negotiations with the Trump administration.

11 June 2018   (LOUIS CUPPENS)

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.

7 June 2018

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”.

16 May 2018   (KEN POLE)

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.

1 May 2018   (BRETT BOUDREAU)

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.

29 April 2018   (CHRIS KILFORD)

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. 

25 April 2018   (BRETT BOUDREAU)

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).

25 April 2018   (TIM DUNNE)

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.

23 April 2018   (DAVID BERCUSON)

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.

6 April 2018   (DAVID BERCUSON)

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.

21 March 2018

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.

20 March 2018   (K. JOSEPH SPEARS)

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.

5 March 2018   (KEN POLE)

The recent decision by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte to cancel a $234 million deal to buy 16 combat-configurable Bell helicopters because of potential restrictions on what they can and cannot be used for, has refocused attention on Canada’s arms export practices.

22 February 2018   (ANDREW RASIULIS)

As Andrew Rasiulis notes, an opportunity for the G7 to develop an ambitious Marshall Plan for Ukraine reform may well be on the horizon.

21 February 2018   (TIM DUNNE)

Colonel Mark Poland has been appointed as a Special Prosecutor to conduct a post-charge review of charges against Chief Military Judge Colonel Mario Dutil under the National Defence Act to determine if this matter will proceed to trial by court martial.

25 January 2018   (DAVID BERCUSON)

China and Russia spend less than the United States on a per capita basis, but they are getting better results at modernizing and strengthening their military power. What does this mean for Canada, asks David Bercuson.