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COVID-19: War is not the answer

Politicians, health professionals and news people have likened the challenges, responses and prospective solutions spawned by the coronavirus pandemic to a war. But is it? “I am a soldier in this battle, I am fighting my piece and I ask you to fight yours,” wrote Prateek Harne, a resident physician working at SUNY Upstate...
  • Growing use of submarines

    January 18, 2020 by David J. Bercuson
    Whether we like it or not, many maritime countries are currently engaged in a submarine arms race that has ramped up considerably since the return of Russia to an offensive military posture at least a decade ago, the expansion and modernization of the Chinese navy,...
  • For better or worse, Canada had to step up in Afghanistan

    January 15, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    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...
  • 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...
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