Frontlines Jan18 Feature

Suspended vice-admiral outspoken in support of navy

The man temporarily relieved of his duties as vice-chief of the defence staff this week is an outspoken advocate of his beloved navy whose first words after his appointment to the military’s second-highest post constituted a harsh critique of the government that put him there. The question now is: Did Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s advocacy...
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    What the Russians left behind in Syria

    March 31, 2016 by Adam Day
    Now that Vladimir Putin has officially ended the Russian bombing campaign in Syria—where the main targets of his bombs were Syrian rebels, not ISIS—it has come to light that some of their normally secretive special operations forces have been committed to battle against the Islamic...
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    There’s no shortage of pundits willing to explain what’s happening in the world right now – the Middle East in flames, refugees inundating Europe, and a steady stream of terrorist atrocities across the world. The latest of these attacks killed dozens across two separate sites...
  • A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet takes off on its last mission in Kuwait during Operation IMPACT ROTO2 on February 14, 2016.

Un chasseur CF-188 Hornet de l’Aviation royale canadienne décollent en vue de prendre part à son dernière mission au Koweït, le 14 février 2016, dans le cadre de la rotation 2 de l’opération IMPACT.

Photo : Op IMPACT, MDN

    A year of heavy bombing

    March 17, 2016 by Adam Day
    Of the many ways to look at the global conflict situation in the past year or two, perhaps one of the starkest comes from an analysis of where the United States and its coalition partners (including Canada) have used airpower, and how often. According to...
  • Members from the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, from Canadian Forces Base Valcartier in Quebec, listen to farewell speeches while on parade, on the 21st June 2013, at the Quebec airport. The soldiers are deployed to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Embedded within a Brazilian battalion, the platoon will participate in Operation HAMLET for a six-month tour.

Photo: Sgt Norm McLean Canadian Forces Combat Camera

Des membres du 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment de la Base des Forces canadiennes Valcartier (Québec), écoutent les discours d’adieu tandis qu’ils paradent, le 21 juin 2013, à l’aéroport de Québec. Les soldats ont été affectés à la mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti. Intégrés à un bataillon brésilien, le peloton participera à l’opération Hamlet pour une période de six mois.       

Photo : Sgt Norm McLean, Caméra de combat des Forces canadiennes

    So many missions, one common enemy

    March 10, 2016 by Adam Day
    While Canada’s involvement in the war against ISIS in Iraq seems to be escalating (at least in numbers of troops involved on the ground, if not in numbers of ISIS killed) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has made it clear that it sees Canada’s military...
  • Lost in all the news about war in the Middle East is that there is still a simmering conflict in Ukraine’s east between loyalist Ukrainians and rebels allied with Russian interests. Much of Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia is still not under the control of...
  • President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    Bin Laden’s letters home

    March 4, 2016 by Adam Day
    He may have been one of the most dastardly millionaires in history, but not even Osama bin Laden was above writing flattering letters to his father asking for money. “To start,” bin Laden writes to his dad, “I do not forget your favour in raising us,...
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