James Careless is an experienced freelance journalist whose credits include NBC-TV, CBC TV, CBC Radio, NPR, Radio Canadian International and Radio Earth International. Careless writes extensively on defense issues. He is based in Ottawa.
Articles by this writer
Mexico’s military is embroiled in a civil war with the country’s drug cartels. It’s an battle with no apparent end in sight, and in which the very reason for bringing troops into the fray may well be their undoing.
With some 1.4 million people actively serving in its armed forces, India has the third-largest military in the world.
With no tangible military threats to worry about, the impetus behind foreign missions is to use military resources to do humanitarian and political good, plus provide support to Australia and other western allies.
The Russian military is one of the largest military establishments in the world today, but in dire need of modernization and social reform.
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have become the most serious threat to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. Established to spearhead Canada’s response to the IED threat, the C-IED Task Force is the CF’s prime weapon in this battle.
Specially-modified civilian aircraft can support specialized missions for less cost.