27 May 2017   (K. JOSEPH SPEARS)

With the wide variety of marine activity in the waters around Vancouver and Victoria, it is easy to see why the Canadian Coast Guard decision to cancel its only rescue diving program came as a shock.

26 May 2017   (JOE VARNER)

British police are reportedly desperately searching to find the bomb-making factory, the bomb-maker, and additional members of the ISIS terror cell operating in the United Kingdom in hopes of averting another tragic attack can occur.

24 May 2017   (ROBERT HUEBERT)

A number of scenarios that affect Canada and Russia are converging, and Canada now has its hands full responding to this growing complexity in the relationship, says Rob Huebert.

16 May 2017   (DAVID BERCUSON)

Miniaturization of nuclear weapons and their combination with precision-guided munitions in an attempt to make them “safer” is a most dangerous road, says David Bercuson.

16 May 2017   (KEN POLE)

The long-awaited Defence Policy Review will be unveiled June 7, two weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a NATO heads of government meeting in Brussels. Defence Minister Sajjan confirmed the date to reporters on Parliament Hill, and revealed that Canada has been “working with our allies” on policy development.

8 May 2017   (KEN POLE)

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has suggested that the Defence Policy Review, initiated by the Liberal government more than a year ago, will be made public within the next two weeks.

4 May 2017   (KEN POLE)

The ability of the Canadian Armed Forces to carry out core roles have been undermined by successive government, a critical situation which Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said May 3 will require “significant” new funding.

3 May 2017   (CHRIS MacLEAN)

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a lie is an intentionally false statement (often involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression). A mistake, on the other hand, is caused by bad judgment or a disregard of rule or principle (for example, it was a mistake to lie ).

25 April 2017   (KEN POLE)

An April 24 report to Congressional committees reviewing the program, the GAO said the DOD should not commit any more money to developing “future capabilities” of the F-35 before resolving issues with the baseline Joint Strike fighter.

12 April 2017   (KEN POLE)

“We need to have a political solution,” Defence Minister Sajjan told reporters when pressed for details about Syria. Sajjan said the fundamental instability of Syria, even in the long term, means Assad has to go.

7 April 2017   (KEN POLE)

Plans and processes for improving the safety of Canadian Armed Forces personnel at all facilities should continue to be strengthened, said a House of Commons Standing Committee report to parliament.Plans and processes for improving the safety of Canadian Armed Forces personnel at all facilities should continue to be strengthened, said a House of Commons Standing Committee report to parliament.

29 March 2017   (GUY PARENT)

The major challenge facing Veterans is the complexity of dealing with the bureaucracy of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada. Getting information and services related to entitlements and accessing care is no small feat.


The differences between President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau are the result of two separate political pendulums, each operating at its own pace and at separate spots within the cycle.

22 March 2017   (KEN POLE)

The federal government is ready to hold back some 10 percent of the Department of National Defence’s funding.

27 February 2017

Boeing responds to the open letter from former Air Force Commanders who suggest cheaper alternatives to purchasing new Super Hornets.

27 February 2017   (GUY PARENT)

My goal is to ensure fairness for Veterans. To date, we have made 57 recommendations and, of these, the Government has fully or partially implemented 37, leaving 20 still to be addressed.

23 February 2017

An open letter from former Air Force commanders to the Prime Minister calls for dropping the Super Hornet plan and buy more legacy Hornets instead due to compelling financial considerations.

15 February 2017   (DANNY LAM)

Canada is in default of its treaty obligations under Article 3 of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty; it is time to examine the cold, hard facts – and make changes.

14 February 2017   (LAURIE HAWN)

I have been very critical of the 100% politically motivated plan to buy 18 “interim” Super Hornets for some time and the story only gets worse. We could fill the fabricated “capability gap” with much cheaper options.

21 December 2016   (CGAI)

Defeating the physical ISIS caliphate is an achievable goal but addresses none of the underlying causes and it would not end the conflicts of the region.