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Railgun Feature 2

America has a new strategy: scare everyone with wild weapons

It sounds more like science fiction than reality, but the United States is developing some truly amazing new weapons in an attempt to deter Russia and China from even thinking about going to war.  One of the most interesting is the railgun. It’s an electromagnetic projectile launcher that accelerates rounds to incredible velocities and...
  • Libya Feature 2

    Quietly, a new war begins

    August 11, 2016 by Adam Day
    On Aug. 1, the United States opened up a new front in the war against ISIS when it began a bombing campaign in Libya. Now, this is far from the first time the United States has bombed Libya. Back in 2011, a large group of...
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    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been an ongoing headache for successive Canadian governments. And for the American government. And for pretty much everyone else, as well. More than 15 years after it was announced and ten years after it first flew, the fighter is...
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    Canada has a long history in Pakistan. It was there during one of the first United Nations peacekeeping missions—UNMOGIP or United Nations Military Observer Group India-Pakistan—that Canada lost its first peacekeeper. UNMOGIP began on Jan. 24, 1949, with a mandate to supervise the ceasefire between...
  • Members of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) FREDERICTON air
    Canada has announced that it will send up to 1,000 troops to Latvia to help bolster a NATO force sent there to face down Russian aggression. Canada has long been operating in the region–troops in Poland and Ukraine, CF-18s in the sky above, warships at...
  • Canadian soldiers practice their shooting skills during Operation UNIFIER, Canada's military training mission to Ukraine, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre (IPSC) in Starychi, Ukraine on December 30, 2015.

Photo: Joint Task Force Ukraine, DND
Des militaires canadiens pratiquent leurs habiletés au tir au cours de l’opération  UNIFIER, la mission d’instruction militaire du Canada en Ukraine, au Centre international de sécurité et de maintien de la paix à Starychi, en Ukraine, le 30 décembre 2015.

Photo : Force opérationnelle interarmées Ukraine, MDN 

    A defence review for different times

    July 2, 2016 by David J. Bercuson
    The Liberal election platform last fall contained a pledge to conduct a full review of Canada’s defence requirements and as this column is being written the process is in full swing. A Department of National Defence (DND) document explains and poses a number of key...
  • FrontlinesJuly1
    The Toronto Star has a series of articles out on the secretive Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) that will certainly interest many readers. Since its inception in 2006, CANSOFCOM has periodically made attempts to raise its profile with Canadians. This is clearly a good...
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