Day: November 17, 2021

Killed by a roadside bomb
Military History, Military Milestones

Killed by a roadside bomb

It was a grim November day when medical technician Corporal Dolorès Crampton escorted the body of her partner, Cpl. Nicolas Beauchamp, home from Afghanistan. Beauchamp, 28, and Crampton lived in Pont-Rouge, west of Quebec City; both were with 5 Field Ambulance based in Canadian Forces Base Valcartier. Beauchamp was killed on Nov. 17, 2007, with Private Michel Lévesque, 25, and an Afghan interpreter when their light armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Zhari district, close to a Canadian forward operating base near Bazar-e Panjwaii. Lévesque, of 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, in Valcartier, had become engaged earlier that month while on leave to his hometown, Rivière-Rouge, Que., about 200 kilometres northwest of Montreal. The insurgents wanted to end their fall combat se...
The threat of domestic extremism
Defence Today, Front Lines

The threat of domestic extremism

Domestic extremists, not foreign terrorists, pose the greatest threat to American security, says a new report that criticizes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for failing to adapt to an evolving environment since the 9/11 attacks. “The threat from domestic terrorists who are not inspired by foreign terrorist organizations has increased.” There have been 230 unsuccessful attacks or plots in the United States since New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington were hit in 2001 at a cost of nearly 3,000 lives. Just 28 of the planned attacks were directed by foreign terrorist organizations. The Brown University-based Costs of War project says 118 foiled attacks involved homegrown violent extremists inspired by such organizations, and 84 were planned by domesti...

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