defence

Muslim-bashing rhetoric is misguided

Muslim-bashing rhetoric is misguided

Our bases will be in Kuwait, an Islamic state, while our airstrikes will support largely fundamentalist Islamic forces.


The challenge for air force planners

It is not sufficient to simply identify trends and be prepared to react to them. One must think outside the box.


Canada's arms transfers to Iraq a grey area under Arms Trade Treaty

Canada hasn't signed the treaty, which is slated to come into force for signatories this year.


State of mass hysteria

The idea of an ISIS lunatic cutting off your head at the local mall is enough to put anyone off shopping.


Strategy first, spending second for Canadian military

Deploying to Iraq actually contradicts many of the principles in Canada's current defence strategy.


Green MPs agree to disagree on Iraq

Elizabeth May and Bruce Hyer say voting on the military mission against Islamic State fighters wasn't easy.


The silent war in Ukraine

If peace has been declared, why have so many been killed since then?


Democracy? No, just more bickering Afghan warlords

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the leadership deal a ‘triumph of statesmanship and compromise.’ That’s one hell of a spin.


Terrorism 101: Don’t over-react

Terrorist groups always want governments to go overboard. The trick is to keep them from getting what they want.


Of terrorists and a trade deal

As Canada boosts its trade ties with Honduras, the Central American country is linking the terror of drug cartels to that of ISIS.


Why Iraq 2014 is not Iraq 2003

On both security and humanitarian grounds, military intervention is justified now in a way the 2003 invasion never was.


The duty and burden of all free peoples

We and our allies are acting now precisely to avoid a situation that was clearly headed to a wider, protracted and much more dangerous conflict.


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October 22, 2014