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Russia’s military feat in Arctic, spectacular, but no real threat to West

Russia’s military in late April achieved a spectacular first. An elite team of paratroops jumped from a giant transport jet at a height of 10,000 metres above their Arctic archipelago. The paratroops used oxygen masks, specially designed clothing, parachutes and »

Highlights, International, Politics, Society

Canadian military helps fight Daesh in remaining stronghold

It is believed there are up to 2,000 Daesh (ISIS)  holed up in the northern Iraqi city Hawija,one of their last strongholds which they have held since 2014. A battle for the city of about 150,000 in northern Iraq has »

Society

Special forces commander fined for accidentally firing gun on Iraq front line

A court martial found the commander of Canada’s elite special forces guilty of accidentally firing his weapon during a visit to Iraqi frontlines and fined him $2,000 on Tuesday. Maj.-Gen. Michael Rouleau had pleaded guilty after he was charged under »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian soldier dead, three injured in ‘friendly fire’ incident in Iraq

As late as Monday (March 9) there was still confusion about what happened this past Friday when a Canadian Special Forces soldier, Sgt Andrew Joseph Doiron was killed, and three other Canadian soldiers injured, in a “friendly fire” incident in »