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A tale of two air strikes

The war in Syria and Iraq is nowhere close to over. While its seems clear that ISIS is losing its grip on territory and power as it loses strength, there is a second aspect to the war that is now gaining a bit more prominence. There are a great many reasons behind the rise...
  • sept-3rd

    Whatever the cost may be

    September 16, 2016 by Adam Day
    A no-holds-barred oral history of Operation Medusa, the biggest battle in the last 60 years of Canadian military history, told by the officers who led it, on the occasion of its 10-year anniversary.   Someday the opening hours of this battle will be a movie: a menacing...
  • eye-on-defence

    New twists in the fighter jets saga

    September 13, 2016 by David J. Bercuson
    The unrolling saga of replacing Canada’s 1980s CF-188 fighter jets (known to almost everyone as the CF-18) gets more convoluted with each passing month. It is the current generation’s version of the sad story of the Sea King Maritime Helicopter replacement which actually began back...
  • Front lines August 29 Feature
    In the past week things have taken a very odd turn in northern Syria. For one, Turkey invaded. And while the Turks claim their motive for invading was to push ISIS back from the border it shares with Syria, it now appears the real aim...
  • Railgun Feature 2
    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...
  • 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...
  • Feature Image
    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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