Highlights / military

Environment, Politics

Canadian military testing new camouflage combat uniforms

Several hundred soldiers at the Canadian Forces base in Petawawa Ontario will be wearing new combats (what Americans call “fatigues”) this month. It’s part of a new programme to replace the current uniforms. It used to be that the army» 

Economy, Politics

Criminal Charges withdrawn against high-ranking military officer (interview)

The Crown has withdrawn criminal charges of breach of trust against the Royal Canadian Navy Vice Admiral Mark Norman. The case involves the stop-gap purchase and conversion of a cargo-ship into a naval re-supply vessel. The officer was accused of» 

International

Venezuela’s opposition failed to oust Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido lost his bid to get the military to abandon its support for President Nicholas Maduro and his authoritarian rule. Guaido stunned the nation when he appeared flanked by soldiers at an air force base in» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine, Iraq

In  February 2014, Russia made incursions into Ukraine, eventually annexing Crimea in March. In April at about the same time as conflict erupted between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed armed separatists, Canada announced it would send Canadian military personnel to the» 

Society

Beards, bare legs, ponytails OK for Canadian military

Dress code changes in Canada’s military Militaries around the world seek uniformity in their personnel as demonstrated by dress code. But there is resistance among young people to that and the Canadian Forces has been struggling to sign up recruits,» 

International, Politics, Society

NATO at 70: and now?

It was on an April 4th, 70 years ago,  that leaders and military officials from a dozen countries gathered in Washington. The meeting resulted in the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) The countries pledged to come to» 

International, Politics

China reiterates warnings over South China Sea

At a recent academic conference, two Chinese officials repeated warnings about incursions into the South China Sea, a region over which it claims jurisdiction. The warning was aimed specifically at the United States which insists, as the U.N has said,» 

Uncategorized

China and Canadian and world universities: The military undertones

The west has great universities devoted to learning, exploration, and technological innovation. China knows that and continues to enter into collaborative projects with western universities only too eager to embark upon joint research and sharing projects.   Security and geopolitical experts» 

Politics, Society

Major court decision shakes military justice system

Certain court martials declared unconstitutional. A military appeals court has made a ruling with major implications for Canada’s military justice system. Last week the tribunal ruled that certain types of criminal cases are beyond the purview of the court martial» 

International, Politics

Psst: wanna buy a used military drone? Almost new, and only missing a few vital things

Canada-German deal reported to be possible Germany is trying to sell off a huge military drone that it has barely used but which has cost it over 700 million Euros. Canada is said to be a possible buyer even though»