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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.


Jan von der Felsen: Soldiers pass skills test

Soldiers pass skills test

Jan von der Felsen in Steph Crosier article
Kingston Whig Standard, December 21, 2015

The German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge is not for the faint of heart. With three different levels of achievement, each one takes military training and physical fitness. At the end of November members of the Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (PWOR), Royal Military College of Canada cadets and two Kingston Police officers achieved the badge after eight challenges.