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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.

10 January 2018   (ALAN STEPHENSON)

Alan Stephenson takes a hard look at the pending Australian fighter purchase and the "fictitious" capability gap it intends to fill.

18 December 2017   (LOUIS CUPPENS)

The social contract, which members of the Canadian Armed Forces hold as a sacred obligation, has been shot down by a BC Court of Appeals. The finding states: “the government has no obligation to care for its military and veterans”.

11 December 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

David Bercuson wonders how long the government will continue to use political games to avoid making a decision on the fighter jet replacements.

24 November 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

Let’s face it, there is a difference in the way women generally tackle social issues, says David Bercuson. Will an increased female presence on peace operations have the desired effect?

19 November 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

David Bercuson looks at the reasons why Canada appears no closer to a peacekeeping mission today than on the day the Liberals were elected.

18 November 2017

We now have, in America, a new standard, being driven by the media, that if you're not absolutely pure, you're not eligible to run for office in America, and that's wrong.

9 November 2017

The RCAF has decided to use a grey colour scheme for the C-295W fleet "to enable surging flexibility" for the "very wide range of missions" it is required to conduct, said a DND spokesman.

31 October 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

Although supported by a large number of Canadians, the Liberal government’s pursuit of a free trade agreement with China ignores real security and defence vulnerabilities posed by such a relationship.

17 October 2017   (DANNY LAM)

Canadians were promised “open and transparent government” by the Liberal regime. This promise apparently does not apply to major defence programs that will burden the Canadian taxpayer for generations with hundreds of billions of spending.

16 October 2017   (KEN POLE)

Having supported the Kurdish military in a non-combat role for years, Minister Sajjan comments on Canada's assessment of the current situation in Iraq.

15 October 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

All governments subsidize airplane manufacturers, but political entanglements are jeopardizing the “fairness” of a major competition, writes David Bercuson.

6 October 2017   (DANNY LAM)

In the almost 13 years since Canada decided against joining the U.S. in Ballistic Missile Defense, every major consideration that went into that decision has changed. It is time to pivot towards deterring regimes like North Korea.

5 October 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

The biggest obstacle to passage of Canadian Arctic waters is the lack of both navigation facilities and rescue services, and this requires heavy icebreakers, notes David Bercuson.

2 October 2017   (ELINOR SLOAN)

Elinor Sloan notes that despite its detailed costing and encouraging commitments to a wide range of investments, the failure to sufficiently address weaknesses in the military procurement system marks a significant shortcoming of the 

19 September 2017   (KEN POLE)

A trade dispute has upended Canada's defence plan, announced this Spring, to fill a "capability gap" in the RCAF fleet with Boeing Super Hornets before the production line for this platform winds down. 

18 September 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

The effort to replace Canada’s fighter jets is reaching new depths of hilarity, writes David Bercuson.

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