DON'T MISS
2 September 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

Canada should resist the temptation to follow America's renewed effort in Afghanistan, notes David Bercuson.

18 August 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

The Defence Policy is not perfect by any means, but it comes after exhaustive country-wide consultation, and although there are holes (procurement for one), David Bercuson says there is nothing to dislike.

15 August 2017   (DANNY LAM)

Nuclear propulsion is ideal for long distances and extended under-ice missions that are unique to Canada. Is there a better, more affordable and collaborative way? 

15 August 2017

The father of a white supremacist stands up and says "It was the silence of good people that allowed the Nazis to flourish the first time around, and it is the silence of good people that is allowing them to flourish now."

14 August 2017   (BLAIR GILMORE)

The CAF really shines when it comes to niche military areas of expertise – we know how to specialize and become world experts. Peacekeeping of today is different, and leveraging the capabilities provided by civilian organizations that can blend advanced education, military experience and real-world approaches to address these complex realities is the next crucial step in becoming a global leader.

11 August 2017   (JAMES PARKER)

Central BC's declared state of emergency has been extended until at least August 18. Firefighters require a huge support system behind them. Here's an insider’s view from behind the scene.

8 August 2017

North Korea’s recent ICBM launch is a stark reminder of the dangers posed by the rogue regime in Pyongyang. Instead of choosing between attacking North Korea or allowing it to have nuclear weapons, a clear and consistent approach to deter threats from Kim Jong-Un is needed.

2 August 2017   (ARMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

Two exceptional special guest speakers have been confirmed for the Canada Army Run Pasta Dinner on September 16.

1 August 2017   (SCOTT NEWARK)

It’s been just over a month since Canadians learned that their federal government had decided to issue an apology to Omar Khadr and to provide him with $10.5M in ‘compensation’. Let's review the facts.

25 July 2017   (JAYA PRAKASH)

Ground readings suggest the Philippines is precariously close to becoming a failed state – a situation the world should not ignore.

24 July 2017   (BLAIR GILMORE)

Keeping with the tradition of Canadian ingenuity, RCN planners came up with an innovative solution to building a positive presence in the region of West Africa.

24 July 2017   (DANNY LAM)

The U.S. Navy has decided it needs 20 new missile-guided ships, with first delivery in 2024. Canada has been toying with the idea of a new Surface Combatant for years now, with very little progress (hoped for delivery starting 2026). Will the IP requirements of one project impact the other?

14 July 2017   (BRETT BOUDREAU)

Rather than encourage accountability, accumulated flaws of the antiquated Access to Information Act (ATI Act) serve to shield against transparency within the bureaucracy of government.

11 July 2017   (CHRIS MacLEAN)

A new Angus Reid poll shows that 71% of Canadians feel Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the wrong choice in awarding an out of court settlement of $10.5 million to Omar Khadr. The question is: who is the PM representing?

10 July 2017   (TIM DUNNE)

Does poor judgement require strong punishment or does it create a teaching opportunity that offers life-long benefit?

7 July 2017   (COLIN ROBERTSON)

Vice-President and Fellow Colin Robertson provides the historical and political background to the G20, and explains why this meeting is so important to world affairs and our own economy.

4 July 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

By putting "people" first, the new Defence Policy is a clearer statement of priorities than we have seen in many years. Short on who, what, where, when, why and how, the rest of the report is weak, says David Bercuson.

22 June 2017   (BLAIR GILMORE)

Three recent news items relate to Trudeau’s intent to send troops on a UN peacekeeping mission. Is the government hedging its bets?

20 June 2017   (K. JOSEPH SPEARS)

Corporal Lionel Desmond served his country proudly, and for that, Canada is grateful – but the national commitment does not end with a medical discharge, and must not end at his death.

20 June 2017   (TIM DUNNE)

The tragic case of Corporal Lionel Desmond has created a call to action for a joint federal-provincial inquiry. Canada must work harder to make sure that our brave warriors don't fall through the cracks of multiple jurisdictional efforts.

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