Archive for September, 2016

  • Whatever the cost may be

    September 16, 2016 by Adam Day
    A no-holds-barred oral history of Operation Medusa, the biggest battle in the last 60 years of Canadian military history, told by the officers who led it, on the occasion of its 10-year anniversary.   Someday the opening hours of this battle will be a movie: a menacing...
  • Bring out the big guns

    September 16, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Getting at an entrenched enemy is a problem as old as warfare, and one that grew more complex as the great and powerful retreated behind thicker and higher walls. There were several ways of taking a castle or fort: scale the walls, bring them down...
  • What will the New Cold War look like?

    September 14, 2016 by Don Gillmor
    Illustration by Brad Holland A new president, old animosities, and uncertain alliances; welcome to the New Cold War   On Oct. 15, 1962, an American spy plane took photographs of Soviet missiles being installed in Cuba. The missiles were capable of delivering nuclear warheads to...
  • New twists in the fighter jets saga

    September 13, 2016 by David J. Bercuson
    The unrolling saga of replacing Canada’s 1980s CF-188 fighter jets (known to almost everyone as the CF-18) gets more convoluted with each passing month. It is the current generation’s version of the sad story of the Sea King Maritime Helicopter replacement which actually began back...
  • Military looks at respiratory illness

    September 13, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    After reports of respiratory illness following live firing training, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment discovered a less obvious danger than pistols and rifles. Their researchers measured lung function of 55 healthy soldiers, then had them fire rifles using different kinds of ammunition. Tests afterwards showed...
  • Valour Canada to honour the Legion

    September 13, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion will be presented with the 2017 General Sir Arthur Currie Award for its significant contribution to Canadian military history and heritage. The award is given by Valour Canada, a national not-for-profit organization with the goal of connecting Canadians with their military...
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