Canadian military

Want to talk defence policy? Here are 10 qu...

Apr 22, 2016

The Liberal government has launched a review of Canadian defence policy, and has invited Canadians to participate in it. To help focus public discussion on

Trudeau is serious about defence? His first...

Mar 31, 2016

In their 2015 election platform, the Liberal Party charged that the Conservative Government had left Canada’s Armed Forces “underfunded and ill-equipped, and the courageous members

Our CF-18s in the desert: What to do?

Feb 03, 2016

Could it be the new government’s got it right? The Huffington Post Sunday quoted Stéphane Dion, the new foreign affairs minister, as saying Canada’s goals

No Fight in this Dog

Feb 01, 2016

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a pathological mixture of perverse extremism, medieval standards and amoral behaviour whose barbarous practices surpass

Thinking About Canada’s Security and ...

Jan 04, 2016

New government — new changes ahead? Stand by for defence and foreign policy reviews. Except that the parameters of those reviews probably won’t change much.

Three Questions for a Canadian Defence Poli...

Jan 04, 2016

A defence policy for the times There have been considerable geopolitical, strategic, technological and global economic changes since Canada’s last real defence policy statement found

First clash in Commons over defence issues

Dec 08, 2015

HOUSE OF COMMONS, DECEMBER 7, 2015 SPEECH FROM THE THRONE RESUMPTION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY Hon. Rona Ambrose (Leader of the Opposition, CPC) 

An inside look at the PM’s instructio...

Nov 15, 2015

In a sharp break with the past, the new Canadian government has publicly released what were once highly confidential “mandate letters” by which the Prime

This is a first in the US. How about for Ca...

Nov 11, 2015

The Pentagon’s principal spy organization is appointing a British Air Force officer as a deputy director.  This appears to be the first time a US spy

The one thing Canada’s veterans reall...

Nov 08, 2015

The new Liberal government has promised several measures to aid Canada’s veterans.  What’s been proposed can be summarized as follows: Lifelong pensions as an option