Archive for December, 2016

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    Military leaders dominate Trump’s cabinet

    December 30, 2016 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Never in American history has a cabinet-elect been so stacked with ex-warriors as Donald Trump’s, and some question the wisdom of relying so much on the military perspective in a country that so values civilian control over its political institutions. Three top posts in Trump’s...
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    Our Back Pages: 1999-2016

    December 15, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Sixth in a six-part series looking back at 90 years of The Legionary and Legion Magazine After six lean years in which Legion Magazine had gone from 10 to five times a year, finances improved and in 2003 the magazine was able to publish a July/August...
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    Trump tweets may help Canada’s bottom line

    December 15, 2016 by Stephen J. Thorne
    American defence and aviation giants are among the latest targets of Donald Trump’s relentless Twitter condemnations, and that could be good news for Canada. Boeing and Lockheed Martin have come under fire from the president-elect over airplane costs. And, while his criticism of Boeing’s non-existent...
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    The great beer caper

    December 13, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Seventy-three years ago, veteran Bud Hannam, who would hit the D-Day beaches with the 23rd Canadian Field Ambulance, helped snitch a barrel in England. Its contents made a very Merry Christmas for some troops preparing for the invasion. My buddy Jack Staples and I were...
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    Today, Legion Magazine released Military Moments: Japanese Canadian Internment, narrated by David Suzuki. To remember the 75th Anniversary of Japanese-Canadian Internment, Legion Magazine and David Suzuki tell the story of the injustices and atrocities done towards Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War, by the very country they call home. In...
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    Incoming Defense Secretary’s surprising views

    December 7, 2016 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary is an outspoken former Marine Corps general known as “Mad Dog,” but don’t let the nickname fool you. James Nicholas Mattis is an insightful, charismatic leader whose motivational abilities and battlefield successes came with nuanced understanding of history, humanity...
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