Archive | April, 2011

F-35 costs to rise: Pentagon

Two new Pentagon reports suggest that the purchase and operating costs for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be higher than originally projected (Murray Brewster, “F-35 service costs may be more than double Ottawa’s estimate,” Globe and Mail, 25 April 2011). One report indicates (unsurprisingly) that the unit price of the F-35 will be higher […]

Party platforms on peace issues

With the notable and limited exception of the proposed F-35 purchase, the issues of war and peace have been almost entirely absent from the current federal election campaign, even though the country is now involved in two on-going wars. The major parties have all published election platform documents, however, and these policy statements do occasionally […]

F-35 documentary on CPAC

F-35: The Politics of Procurement, a new documentary on the proposed F-35 purchase hosted by Scott Taylor, will air on CPAC on Thursday and Friday (it also aired on Wednesday). Showtimes: Thursday, April 21st at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT Friday, April 22nd at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT Information from […]

Manson: Stop ranting!!!

Retired General Paul Manson, former Canadian Chief of Defence Staff and (in his stealth mode) former Chairman of Lockheed Martin Canada, has slammed Winslow Wheeler’s critique of the planned purchase of the F-35 as a “low credibility rant” sponsored by the “farleft” Rideau Institute (Paul Manson, Don’t lecture us about defence (letter to the editor), […]