James Fryer is a defence analyst based in Toronto, Ontario. Fryer represents the nom de plume for a writer whose frank and informative articles continue to hold the government's feet to the fire.
Articles by this writer
Will the issue of heavy armour support for Ukraine unite or divide the allies? Will Germany's post-WW2-guilt overpower its modern leadership role in global stability? Is a willing coalition of European neighbours enough to stiffen the German spine?
Efforts to combat the effects of COVID-19 may compel deep cuts to DND/CAF – creating an opportunity to re-align security policy across government. A clearer distinction between 'compulsory' and 'discretionary' missions will help ensure the military's relevance for the most important challenges facing Canadians.
How can the public understand why an interim buy of fighter jets is suddenly necessary to ensure Canada’s security, when 13 former Air Force Commanders can’t either?
Defence capability gaps aren’t an issue in our country. So why should the federal government announce one now?
There are no bargains in a hostile sky. Alternative fighter jets could make Joint Strike Fighter look like a good deal.