Canada Nato

Canada Should Participate In The U.S. BMD System

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

A little over a decade ago, Canada -- under Paul Martin's Liberals -- rejected taking part in the United States Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system along its U.S. counterpart. The Canadian government is currently reviewing its defence policy, including the possibility to reconsider its position on their participation to the U.S. BMD system.

New Land-Strike Missiles Make Canadian Navy A Nimbler Ally

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

The fact that it can strike land targets gives Canada the ability to support ground operation by conducting strategic and tactical strikes. I believe Canada will have opportunities in the near future to contribute to its allies' campaigns with the Harpoon Block II.

A Viral Video Helped This Afghan Refugee Find A New Home

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada
Yaël Ossowski

It's a story full of hope among a sea of despair. With thousands of refugees currently awaiting their fate at the periphery of Europe's borders, hoping to reach Germany, the United Kingdom or Sweden, at least one man was setting his sights on the Baltic nation of Lithuania.

Allies Support Canada's New ISIS Strategy: Sajjan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Politics

He says Canada has set the example of what the mission needs.

Canadian Warship Crew On NATO Mission Adapting To Life At Sea

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada Politics

"Once you get away and get into a routine at sea and get into the day-to-day of doing something we're all proud of doing, it gets a little easier every day."

Despite Harper's Russia Rhetoric, Tories Set Clear Limits

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Politics

"The mismatch between what we were saying and the actual contributions wasn't helpful."

We Must Learn From The Lessons Of Afghanistan To Extinguish ISIS

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

The lessons of Afghanistan were purchased at a bitter cost: the war claimed more lives, more years, and more money than any other campaign in NATO's history. Unless the alliance takes those lessons to heart, a war in Syria and Iraq to extinguish Daesh -- the self-styled "Islamic State" -- will be worse. In any military campaign against Daesh, how will we identify effective allies on the ground, who are less pernicious than our common enemy? How will we ensure that neither chaos nor tyranny fill the vacuum left after a successful campaign? Whom will Syrians be able to trust to rebuild their country?

Canada Will Help 'De-escalate' Russia-Turkey Tensions: Trudeau

CBC | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Trudeau called the incident "very concerning."

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet Near Syrian Border

CP | Suzan Fraser And Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada

Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies.

The West Must Accept Its Share Of The Blame For Paris Attacks

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Whether our numerous interventions are justified or not, we cannot continue to let our self-imagined grand delusions make us blind to the fact that our actions abroad can come back to haunt us here at home. The problem with this admission, however is that it forces us to look in the mirror to confront our very own imperfections. Yet until we're able to do so, peace in our times will continue to remain an elusive fantasy and the carnage is destined to continue.

How Do the Leaders Rate Post-Munk Debate?

Ian Capstick | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Ian Capstick

Each of the leaders would present a different face of Canada to the world. Mulcair clearly demonstrated a new NDP approach to the realm of foreign affairs for Canada. Trudeau worked hard to dig into his opponents, but didn't present himself as a possible world leader. Stephen Harper managed to stay out of any major trouble and reinforced his image as a "tough on terror" PM.

Canada Sticking With NATO Assurance Mission, Harper Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's participation in the NATO operation began in the spring of 2014.

Britain Gets Cold Shoulder With Canada's Talk Of Joining NATO Force

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Politics

Defence Minister Jason Kenney has acknowledged the government is discussing whether to become part of the alliance's high-readiness force.

Tories Won't Say How Much ISIS Mission Will Cost

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Parliament may have approved a year-long extension to the country's combat mission in Iraq and Syria, but the Harper government is once again...

Harper Meets NATO Chief To Talk Iraq, Ukraine

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg met behind closed doors Monday to discuss the war in Iraq and the c...

Common Defence With U.S. Won't Harm Sovereignty: Nicholson

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A more integrated common defence strategy with the United States isn't a threat to Canada's sovereignty, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said...

NATO Approves Rapid Response Force

CP | John-Thor Dahlburg And Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada

NEWPORT, Wales - Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eas...

Will Canada Become A Member Of NATO's Rapid Reaction Force?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the fir...

Canada Urged To Boost Defence Spending By NATO Chief

CBC | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Politics

NATO's outgoing secretary general is repeating his call for member countries like Canada to boost their defence spending in response to the "wake-...

Canada's 'Very Loud' Message To Russia

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - Canadian soldiers will take part in military exercises in Poland as part of NATO reassurance measures in response to the Ukraine crisis...

The Ukraine Crisis Is the Most Irritating Example of How NATO Has Eroded

Conrad Black | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was the most successful alliance in world history, as it contained the threat of Soviet imperialism and international communism in the West for 50 years, until the Soviet Union disintegrated, without an exchange of a single pistol shot between the two sides. Today, every two weeks or so, we see a new demonstration of the fruit of weakness and delusional misjudgment in the chancelleries of the West, where formerly, great, or at least consistent and sensible, statesmen ruled. One dares not ask where it will all end, for fear that the logical answer spring from the mists of the unthinkable and legitimize the antics of the Russian gangster-state.

Let's Not Forget That Many in the Ukraine Are Genuinely Pro-Russia

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

At the end of the day, it will always be the people who suffer, and Ukraine has a long history of suffering. There are enough populations who feel abandoned by a Ukrainian Ukraine to fight for Russia, and enough who are ready to engulf Kiev in flames in order to show their desire to move away from the perceived dangers of an Eastern block and take their place among Western nations.

Canada Should Keep Training Military in Afghanistan

Lauryn Oates | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

At the end of March, Canadian military personnel will leave Afghanistan. That is too soon. As the second largest contributing nation to the training mission after the U.S., Canada's contributions to this capacity development are too valuable to withdraw this close to the finish line. Canada should renew its training mission for another term, and continue contributing to the Afghan mission in an area in which it clearly excels. Canada should stay, and continue to add value to the effort of training and educating Afghan soldiers and police. We have given too much and come too far to walk out this close to the finish line, and with so much progress at stake.

Canadian Troops To Trickle Out Of Afghanistan Soon

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canadian troops will begin a phased withdrawal from Afghanistan next month, leaving fewer than 100 soldiers on the ground by the time the tra...

Canadian Firms Lose Out On Millions

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's decision to cancel Canadian participation in two NATO surveillance programs will cost contracts in the country's aero...