For better or worse, Canada had to step up in Afghanistan

There is not a lot of good that can be said about the war in Afghanistan—or any war, for that matter—but there is perhaps, some good that can be taken from it. The Washington Post’s exposé on the Afghanistan Papers provides overwhelming evidence of the war’s shortcomings, detailing a litany of mistakes, failures and...
  • The big raid

    January 15, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    Early in the First World War, the Allies used trench raids to keep the Germans nervous, the constant harassment eating away at their morale, while keeping their own troops sharp between battles. The Canadian Corps had learned a lot since their first raid in 1915,...
  • The Washington Post has uncovered a secret government history of the Afghanistan war said to be more revealing and more damning than the notorious Pentagon Papers that put the lie to public pronouncements on the war in Vietnam. The 6,200-word story by investigative reporter Craig...
  • Huge Boston Christmas tree an annual gift from Nova Scotia

    December 18, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
      Long before Nova Scotia and three other provinces formed the confederation that jump-started Canada, trade and relations along the Atlantic coast were conducted largely on a north-south, not east-west, basis. Family and cultural ties between Nova Scotia and New England, for example, were strong,...
  •   Spanish authorities recently captured a 22-metre submarine after its three crewmen transported US$121-million worth of cocaine 7,700 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean from Colombia, then scuttled it and ran. It’s the biggest narcotics submarine ever found, and the first confirmed to have transported drugs from...
  • A Royal Canadian Legion initiative aimed at engaging youth and connecting them to Canada’s military history through the online game Fortnite has proven a smashing success, garnering more than 15 million views on Remembrance Day. “We are so pleased with the positive reaction to the...
  • U.S. calls on Canada to ban China’s 5G networks

    November 27, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The national security adviser to the president of the United States has warned Ottawa against allowing Chinese telecom giant Huawei to install its 5G network in Canada, saying the technology would be used as a “Trojan Horse” to undermine national security and threaten the country’s...
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