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ISIS and the Nazis have more in common than you think

In the aftermath of the First World War and its horrific trench warfare, the German military developed a new doctrine of smashing enemy defensive lines with columns of armour and then racing into their rear areas to create chaos. In the beginning at least, this strategy worked pretty well. It was called blitzkrieg and,...
  • Eye on Defence

    The new world of UN peacekeeping

    May 23, 2016 by David J. Bercuson
    In late February, the Washington Post published an extensive story on “peacekeeper babies” in the Central African Republic. These are the children of sexual assaults perpetrated on local women by troops serving with the United Nations. These assaults are being investigated by the UN, which...
  • invictus games
    As all eyes turn toward the 2017 Invictus Games, which will be held in Toronto with The Royal Canadian Legion as one of the sponsors, the results and stories from the 2016 games are pouring in. Game of Thrones star Charles Dance, who played Tywin...
  • devilsbrigade
      It was the only time North American soil was occupied by the enemy during the Second World War, and something had to be done. The place in question is Kiska, a desolate, eight-kilometre-wide piece of rock that sits on the border between the North...
  • Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan talks with media in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Matthew Usherwood

    The warrior minister

    May 12, 2016 by Adam Day
    Harjit Sajjan on the difference between the Taliban and Islamic State, why Russia is not behaving like a democratic nation, what we may have done wrong in Afghanistan, and a candid answer concerning his least-favourite thing about being a politician   Canada’s war against the Islamic State...
  • A member of Air Task Force - Iraq Auxiliary Security Force (ASF) takes aim at a shooting range in Camp Patrice Vincent, Kuwait, during Operation IMPACT on August 20, 2015.

Un membre de la force auxiliaire de sécurité (FAS) de la Force opérationnelle aérienne en Irak vise une cible au champ de tir, au Camp Patrice Vincent, au Koweït, au cours de l’opération IMPACT, le 20 août 2015.

Photo : Opération IMPACT, MDN
    It’s easy to think ISIS might possibly know what they’re doing; I mean, it’s not like they don’t have significant battlefield victories to their credit. However, and on the other hand, it’s clear that the majority of ISIS fighters are recruits given rudimentary military training...
  • Scorpion Photo
    In Afghanistan, a region of the world no-one really likes to talk about anymore, the Taliban has kicked off its traditional spring offensive with a huge attack in Kabul that killed more than 60 people. The blast and subsequent attack took place at an Afghan...
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