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International

Bizarre military incident: tragedy narrowly avoided

It could have been serious, very serious. A Canadian military Search and Rescue helicopter was taking part in training exercises in Florida on Wednesday when an inflatable raft fell from the aircraft and crashed through the roof of a house.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

China signals it wants in on future decisions on the Arctic

This month China took what may be called an unusual step of releasing a public policy paper on the Arctic, and did so in English. Calling itself a “near Arctic state” it indicates China intends to take an important role» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Fighter jets: Canada’s fleet to continue till the 2030’s

(Story open for public comments-scroll to very bottom to read/submit) Imagine Spitfires and Me 109’s being their countries front-line fighters for 40 or 50 years into the 1990’s. Not quite the same scenario, but Canada’s CF-18’s, some of which date» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian Forces get new vehicle

New types of war, new environments, new types of vehicle. It may remind some of the British SAS Land Rovers, or the now gone versions of the Canadian Iltis, perhaps the U.S. dune buggy like, Chenowth FAV, or perhaps even» 

Health, Society

Suicide risk greater among veterans: study

Canadians who have served in the military are at greater risk of intentionally ending their lives than are those who have not, according to data collected by the government. The facts from over 37 years were analysed to help the» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Trade disputes and used fighter jets: Canada, Boeing, Australia

Canada Boeing trade dispute means deal for used Australian jets. Canada had been in line for a multi-billion dollar deal to buy a small fleet (18) of new Boeing Super-Hornet fighter jets. This was an interim measure to replace several» 

International, Politics, Society

Conversation with the Canadian General fighting Daesh

Canada has been with the Coalition forces to defeat Daesh in Iraq since 2014. This year Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac took over command of the Canadian contingent. I spoke to him from a Canadian base in Kuwait about the mission and» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Is Canada responsible when its arms sales are used against civilians

53 % say no Most people, including Canadians, don’t realize that Canada is a major exporter of military hardware abroad, in fact one of the top ten 10 exporters of military and defence technology in the world. In light of» 

Economy, Society

Pilot project gives a chance for women to experience a military career

Being a soldier, sailor, or in the air force, has seldom been thought of as a career for women. But the military is so much more than carrying a gun and facing the enemy, (although now that too is a» 

International, Politics, Society

On its 26th birthday Ukraine lobbies Ottawa and Washington for lethal defensive weapons

As Ukraine marked its 26th Independence Day with a military parade meant to showcase its growing strength and ties to the West, it also signalled that while it appreciates strong statements of support from allies like Ottawa and Washington, Kyiv»