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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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Barbara Martin “Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial” (CBC Radio)

“Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial”

The House, CBC Radio
18 January 2020 (Go to the radio show)


The final act of foreign officer Barbara Martin's career was to oversee the closure of the Canadian embassy in Tehran in 2012 — a decision that continues to divide members of this country's Iranian community.

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Stefanie von Hlatky “Why Trump's call for an expanded NATO presence in the Middle East will be a hard sell” (CBC News)

“Why Trump's call for an expanded NATO presence in the Middle East will be a hard sell”

Murray Brewster, CBC News
11 January 2020 (Read the complete article)


A NATO team has been meeting at the U.S. State Department in recent days to draft proposals on what an expanded alliance presence in the Middle East would like.

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Chris Kilford “The future of Canada’s contribution to the fight against ISIS in hands of Americans, say experts” (The Hill Times)

“The future of Canada’s contribution to the fight against ISIS in hands of Americans, say experts”

Neil Moss, The Hill Times
08 January 2020 (read the complete article)


As the Canadian government hopes to continue the fight against ISIS, its ability to stay in Iraq will be determined by a continued American presence, say military and security experts.

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Christian Leuprecht “Priorities for Canada's National Defence go beyond just spending more” (Epoch Times)

“Priorities for Canada's National Defence go beyond just spending more”

Rahul Vaidyanath, Epoch Times,
11 December 2019 (link to the complete article)


Canada benefits immensely from the protection of the United States, which is asking it, in no uncertain terms, to spend more on national defence and security. 

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