Day: September 8, 2021

Choose our cover for the November/December issue of <em>Legion Magazine</em>!
News, Our Veterans

Choose our cover for the November/December issue of Legion Magazine!

Help choose the November/December cover of Legion Magazine! The next issue of Legion Magazine includes a poignant look at how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance. It also includes the heartbreaking story of the Battle of Hong Kong, the first battle of WW II for Canadian soldiers. That and much more! Help choose our cover! Cast your vote, give us your opinion, and share with your friends on social media! Loading…
<em>Kosmos-1383</em>
Military History, Military Milestones

Kosmos-1383

The mountainous terrain of British Columbia has been described as a graveyard of small planes. Many light aircraft downed by equipment failure, turbulence or unexpected foul weather have disappeared, crashing among the peaks and dense forests of the mountainsides and valleys. Some have never been found. On July 19, 1982, a small craft piloted by Jim Heemskerk disappeared on a flight from Dawson Creek to Dease Lake in northeastern British Columbia. After seven fruitless weeks and nearly 1,800 flying hours costing about $2 million, the Department of National Defence called off the search. The plane stalled and crashed in a heavily wooded area. But George Heemskerk, the father of the missing pilot, did not give up. On Sept. 9, he and a friend went searching aboard a Cessna 172 with...
Bleeding us dry
Defence Today, Front Lines

Bleeding us dry

Osama bin Laden had more in mind than inflicting incidental death and mayhem when he dispatched 19 al-Qaida terrorists to strike at the heart of American economic and military might two decades ago. With hatred rooted in real and perceived abuse and exploitation, he aimed to lure the West, specifically the United States, into a protracted and costly war of attrition on home soil, where devout jihadists would be motivated and readily available. Bin Laden spoke of “bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy.” By doing so, the son of a Saudi construction magnate believed he could engineer the moral and economic collapse of his enemies by bleeding them dry, both in human lives and treasure. The strategy is detailed in al-Qaida manuals and a 2004 al Jazeera broadcast in which bin Laden sp...

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