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Kim Nossal: Military leaders paint partial picture of Iraq

Military leaders paint partial picture of Iraq

Kim R Nossal in Marie-Danielle Smith article
Embassy News, February 24, 2016

Some defence experts are crying foul after Canadian leaders implied last week that victory is nigh for the anti-ISIS coalition in Iraq.

Changes to Canada’s contribution are already underway, but military-focused academics warn that the rhetoric surrounding those changes doesn’t paint a full picture of what’s happening on the ground.


Christian Leuprecht: Canada's CDS looks to recruit women

Canada’s top general launches push to recruit women

Christian Leuprecht in Bruce Campion-Smith article
Toronto Star, February 19, 2016

OTTAWA—Canada’s top general has set out to transform the military with a new effort to boost the number of women in the ranks.

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, revealed on Friday that he has given a directive to do what good intentions have so far failed to accomplish — get more women into the Canadian Armed Forces.


Louis Delvoie: Economically, militarily and intellectually, the United States has no peers in the world today.

U.S.: The sole superpower

Louis Delvoie, Op Ed
Kingston Whig Standard, January 25, 2016

As the Cold War began to take shape in the late 1940s, two countries came to be designated as "superpowers" -- the United States and the Soviet Union. Both were seen as powerful nations, as the leaders of rival military alliances and as present in virtually every corner of the globe. With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, that all changed. From then on it became common to refer to the United States as "the world's sole superpower."


Christian Leuprecht: secret documents-alleged HMCS Trinity security breach

Documents labelled secret or confidential do not always contain sensitive information.
Imprudence, not malice led to alleged HMCS Trinity security breach

Christian Leuprecht
​Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press 
CTV News. 5 January 2016.

HALIFAX -- An alleged security breach at one of the Royal Canadian Navy's most sensitive security operations was the result of imprudence, not malice, says the navy's commander on the Atlantic coast.