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War after war

The aftermath of a close encounter with the Russian Bear and a consideration of some very dangerous...
  • A Canadian CP-140 Aurora aircraft in Operation Impact, the Canadian mission against ISIL in Iraq. [OP IMPACT/DND]

    Redefining ‘combat’

    March 1, 2015 by Adam Day
    In news from Canada’s shooting war, it turns out that the mission to advise and assist Kurdish forces in northern Iraq had a much more rigorous amount of assisting involved than was initially made...
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    Eye On Defence: January/February

    January 18, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Canada is at war again, a real shooting war, having dispatched six CF-18s and two spares, two Auroras and a tanker to the Middle East to help a United States-led “coalition of the willing” to contain, degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State, in the...
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    War After War

    January 3, 2015 by Adam Day
      PART ONE:   Aboard HMCS Toronto on Operation Reassurance, Investigating the Possibility of World War III. One hundred years after The Great War lit the world on fire and killed tens of millions, a strange combination of threats has once again pushed the allied...
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    Eye On Defence: November/December

    November 18, 2014 by David J. Bercuson
    At the beginning of the 1980s, Canada purchased 18 brand new CP-140 Aurora maritime surveillance aircraft primarily to maintain its designated North Atlantic Treaty Organization task of locating, and if necessary, hunting and killing Soviet submarines in the Atlantic. A Royal Canadian Air Force Aurora...
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    Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino (centre) makes his way past journalists after testifying at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs in May. PHOTO: REUTERS/Chris Wattie Housed in a utilitarian building in downtown Ottawa, the office of the minister of Veterans Affairs is...
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    Across Canada this past year a new entity has emerged into Canadian public life: the angry veteran. In courtrooms and hospital rooms and on Facebook pages, this group of former soldiers—largely but not all Afghan vets—have come out swinging hard against the government, the New...
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