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Time for a new defence White Paper

The defence platform of the newly elected Liberal government was not extensive and in part vague, as other parties’ election promises were. But there were two promises the Liberals made that require a closer look. The first of these was the promise that the Report on Transformation 2011, written by a team headed by Lieutenant-General...
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    Watching Syria die

    January 13, 2016 by Adam Day
    The crisis in Syria and Iraq—and the torment of the refugees—as considered by three of the smartest minds we could find Syria is dying. It’s emptying out. And the war is unleashing unprecedented chaos on the region, on Europe and on the world. The New...
  • Frontlines

    NATO’s show of force

    January 5, 2016 by Adam Day
    With the chaos in Syria continuing to spill out across the world, it’s quite easy to overlook Russia’s recent behaviour, the unusual and worrying aggression it has displayed not only against its neighbouring countries but elsewhere. While the world’s attention may have shifted to Syria,...
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    Eye on defence

    November 16, 2015 by David J. Bercuson
    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...
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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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