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In the last week of August, Chinese naval vessels appeared off the coast of Alaska at the same time as United States President Barack Obama was visiting and renaming North America’s highest peak, Mount McKinley, as Mount Denali. The Chinese ships plied a course just skirting the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters of the U.S., but...
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    The new chief

    November 1, 2015 by Adam Day
      The Canadian Armed Forces got a new leader in July. General Jonathan Vance takes charge of a military at war                                                                  By Adam Day   On Aug. 24, 2015, Legion Magazine Staff Writer Adam Day went to National Defence headquarters in Ottawa to interview...
  • Eye on defence: September/October 2015

    September 7, 2015 by David J. Bercuson
    Defence policy and the election   The country will elect a new federal government on Oct.19. As of this writing, the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP are within five or so points of each other in a number of polls. It’s worth considering what may change...
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    Cracks in the system, part two: Broken faith

    September 1, 2015 by Adam Day & Sharon Adams
       Canada’s lost veterans and the lawsuit that shook a government   This is a simple, age-old story. Across Canada there are soldiers and veterans who were injured in Afghanistan and who haven’t yet healed. They exist in the no man’s land between war and peace,...
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    Cracks In The System

    July 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
      A litany of complaints about Veterans Affairs Canada’s treatment of veterans has led to a ‘veterans’ revolt.’ Can new leadership at VAC inspire a culture shift, or should the system be rebuilt from the ground up?   By Sharon Adams and Adam Day  |...
  • Q & A with Minister O’Toole

    July 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O’Toole ADAM DAY  For the french version, click here On April 23, Legion Magazine’s editorial staff met with Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, for a discussion of issues related to Veterans Affairs Canada. This...
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    Friendly fire incident investigated

    July 1, 2015 by Adam Day
    Beginning in Iraq, the lingering mystery about the exact events that led to the death of Canadian Special Operations Regiment Sergeant Andrew Doiron at the hands of allied Kurdish peshmerga forces has been mostly resolved with the release of a highly redacted report into the...
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