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Christian Leuprecht "Defence spending likely to face post-COVID cuts" (The Hill Times)

Defence spending likely to face post-COVID cuts

The Liberals' defence policy, Strong, Secure and Engaged, could be in for post-pandemic trouble.

By Aidan Chamandy, The Hill Times
25 May 2020 


We’ve cut everything there is to cut. In terms of serious savings, there aren’t savings to be found in efficiency exercises.
Professor Christian Leuprecht

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Amarnath Amarasingam "CSIS Recognition Of Incel Extremism Opens Door To More Terrorism Charges In Canada" (Huffington Post)

CSIS Recognition Of Incel Extremism Opens Door To More Terrorism Charges In Canada

Police recently laid Canada’s first terrorism charge in an alleged misogynistic crime.

Zi-Ann Lum, Huffington Post, 23 May 2020
Molly Hayes/Colin Freeze, Globe and Mail, 19 May 2020


OTTAWA — Canada’s spy agency will now recognize the incel movement as ideologically motivated violent extremism, which opens a new door for gender-driven violence to be treated as terrorism and a national security offence.

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Christian Leuprecht "Russia’s military feat in Arctic, spectacular, but no real threat to West" (Radio Canada International)

Russia’s military feat in Arctic, spectacular, but no real threat to West

Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International
12 May 2020


Russia’s military in late April achieved a spectacular first. An elite team of paratroops jumped from a giant transport jet at a height of 10,000 metres above their Arctic archipelago.

The paratroops used oxygen masks, specially designed clothing, parachutes and navigation devices for the jump onto Franz Josef Land.

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Kim Nossal "Canada honours Forces members killed in crash" (The Canadian Press)

Canada honours Forces members killed in crash

The Canadian Press
6 May 2020


TRENTON, Ont. — A nation already struggling with the emotions of a pandemic lockdown, a horrific plane crash in Iran and the worst mass shooting in its history grieved again on Wednesday as it honoured the victims of Canada's worst military tragedy in more than a decade.

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Amarnath Amarasingam "Canada’s terrorism offenders are coming out of prison still radicalized" Global News

“Canada’s terrorism offenders are coming out of prison still radicalized”

Global News
27 February 2020 (Read the complete article)


At Suliman Mohamed’s 2016 sentencing for trying to join ISIS, the Ottawa judge presiding over his case did not hold back, scolding those aligned with the terrorist group for “embracing the devil.”

Mohamed got seven years.

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Stéfanie von Hlatky "Canada nearly lost 2018 UN mission because it didn't have enough women in uniform"Yahoo News

“Canada nearly lost 2018 UN mission because it didn't have enough women in uniform”

Yahoo News
19 February 2020 (Read the complete article)


Canada came within a whisker of losing its place in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the fall of 2018 because of the military's inability to consistently deploy enough women to meet the world body's guidelines.

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Stéfanie von Hlatky “The Trump effect: How the U.S. president may be reshaping attitudes toward NATO" Yahoo News

“The Trump effect: How the U.S. president may be reshaping attitudes toward NATO”

Yahoo News
10 February 2020 (Read the complete article)


It's no secret that Donald Trump dislikes NATO.

But the U.S. president's incessant hammering of alliance members to urge them to pay more for collective defence may be having a spillover effect, particularly among traditionally staunch western European allies.

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Christian Leuprecht “Military faced 'some confusion' during hectic Manitoba manhunt, report says” (CBC News)

“Military faced 'some confusion' during hectic Manitoba manhunt, report says”

Ian Froese, CBC News
24 January 2020 (read the complete article)


Military personnel involved in last summer's manhunt for two murder suspects in northern Manitoba were sent in without either a top commander directing them from headquarters, or an expert on how to best use the plane deployed to help with the search.

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