International, Politics

Cruise missiles, drones and hypersonic weapons: NORAD gets ready for new threats

As the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) turns 61, it is preparing to confront new threats that include a new generation of long-range and more accurate Russian cruise missiles, hypersonic weapons, as well as drones, says NORAD deputy commander» 

International, Politics, Society

Joining U.S. missile defence would come with little initial costs: former top soldier

The North Korean Hwasang-15 missile launched on Wednesday flew higher and further than any previous attempt, demonstrating that the Hermit Kingdom may now be capable of hitting Washington D.C. or Ottawa (if it comes to that) with a nuclear warhead.» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cold War relic may become Canada’s broadcast archives

It was a giant complex 60 stories underground, and inside about five and half stories high. It was atomic bomb proof and  accessed by very long tunnels, one of them two kilometres long, the other one kilometre long. A bus» 

Politics, Society

Liberals vow to increase defence spending by 70 per cent over decade

Canada will increase its annual defence spending by nearly 70 per cent to $32.7 billion over the next decade, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday as he unveiled the Liberal government’s long-awaited defence policy review. The figure does not include» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Security and trade top agenda of ministers’ meetings in Washington

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan met yesterday with their U.S. counterparts to discuss a wide range of security and trade issues over dinner at the State Department in Washington, D.C. The discussions with Secretary of» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

It’s official: Canada’s fighter jet announcement

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made a major announcement today about Canada’s controversial fighter jet purchase. The controversial plan by the previous government to replace Canada’s ageing fleet of CF-18 Hornets, with single source F-35’s appears now to have come to»