National Defence

Warning: Neglect your military and lose you...

May 10, 2017

Last week, Canada’s Minister of National Defence told Canadians that the Canadian Armed Forces are no longer capable of performing fundamental military tasks on their

F-35: Four fallacies that skew public discu...

Jul 24, 2016

Following is a repeat posting of an article which first appeared in The Vimy Report on November 6, 2015 under the title “F-35: Slow down

Do you know this woman? Our defence now dep...

May 13, 2016

General Lori Robinson, US Air Force, is the new commander of NORAD, Canada’s first line of defence in the event of an air or missile

When calamity strikes, how much can the mil...

May 09, 2016

The Canadian Armed Forces are helping out at Fort McMurray, but the Auditor General has warned that their ability to assist in domestic crises is

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

3 Problems with the Upcoming Defence Policy...

Apr 21, 2016

Our first line of defence and the object of all our policy must be to work with other nations to prevent war … The first

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