RCAF and Military Affairs

Louis Cuppens retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force at the rank of Lieutenant-General. He served as deputy commander of NORAD (1995 to 1998).

Articles by this writer

May 2019  |  Opinion

Neither DND nor Veterans Affairs Canada track, with any accuracy, the number of suicide casualties of Canadian military. Part of this inaccuracy stems from the fact that Canadian military reservists are not included in figures released by either department.

April 2019  |  Opinion

As the 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches, I ponder what impact this event has, and will continue to have on Canadian society. 

December 2018  |  Opinion

The need to procure a replacement for our aging fighter fleet is becoming more dire with each passing year.

November 2018  |  Opinion

At ceremonies across the country, we shall soon hear the words from John McCrea’s “In Flanders Fields”. One line has particular meaning for me, and I fear our politicians have broken faith with those who died for freedom.

October 2018  |  Opinion

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.

June 2018  |  Opinion

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.

December 2017  |  Opinion

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”.