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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 &...

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...

Like Bad Wine, U.S. Foreign Policy Gets Worse With Time

Conrad Black | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

We now see every week the crumbling of foreign policy of the United States. The War on Terror was not without mistakes, but the War on Drugs has been a disaster in every respect. Only 20 years ago, the U.S. bestrode the world, the only super power, strong by any measurement. Today it is quavering, waffling, semi-bankrupt, lurching from one mistaken and often hypocritical policy to the next.

Solidarity, not Sanctions, Should be the West's Response to the Iranian People

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada
Mahsa Alimardani

A model of non-violence and civil disobedience in line with the Green Movement that began in 2009 is the best course for the future of Iran. International isolation and pressure on the Iranian state will lead the government toward further repressive measures. Military intervention will only make things worse.

NATO Set To Wrap With Outline For Afghan Mission

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada Politics

CHICAGO - The time has come to finally close the door on more than a decade of Canadian military involvement in Afghanistan, the prime minister said M...

Afghanistan Mission Won't Be Extended: Defence Minister

CBC | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Forces mission in Afghanistan to train the country's army will end in 2014 as planned despite entreaties from NATO to extend...

Canada To Join NATO Countries In Funding Afghan Military

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Politics

CHICAGO - Canada is preparing to announce ongoing funding for the Afghanistan military in line with contributions already pledged by other NATO countr...

Why NATO Should Accept Mexico

Christopher Sands | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

President Obama and the leaders of the world's most successful alliance, NATO, -- one that deterred nuclear war and kept the peace in Europe after centuries of conflict -- gather in Chicago this weekend to talk about the future. Obama and Prime Minister Harper should consider Mexico when they meet with other NATO leaders in Chicago.

Canada Quits NATO Surveillance Project

CBC | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada is pulling out of a NATO surveillance project 20 years in the making that will use unmanned aerial vehicles to collect information...

Syria Mission Not A Blueprint For Iran, Syria: MacKay

CP | Melanie Patten, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Defence Minister Peter MacKay touted the success of the international mission in Libya as word spread on Saturday that Moammar Gadhafi's son...

With Friends Like Obama...

Christopher Sands | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Harper has been a great friend to Obama: supportive of the U.S. global warming approach at Copenhagen and Cancun, supporting the U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, and offering to sell renewable hydroelectric power as well as oil and gas to energize an American economic recovery. But as many have discovered, it doesn't pay to be Obama's friend.

NATO Fears War Crimes Prosecutions Over Libya War

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Politics

BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO officials are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said ...

The Savage War: A Canadian Reporter's Experience in Afghanistan

Murray Brewster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Murray Brewster

MPs went to Kandahar in search of something that would give this ruinous adventure some deep meaning. The soldiers hated those travelling circuses almost as much as having to cart journalists around.