A recent report argues that the success of the NATO-led International Stability Assistance Force’s (ISAF) targeted night raids (or kill/capture raids), which have been a major tactic of ISAF’s in recent years, may have been played up so as to make the Afghan mission appear more successful. The report, written by Alex Strick van Linschoten […]
According to CBC News (Greg Weston “Canada may buy nuclear submarines,” CBC News, 27 October 2011), “high-ranking sources” within the Harper government say the government is “actively considering cutting its losses” on Canada’s problem-plagued Victoria-class subs “and mothballing some if not all of them.” Mothballing — actually eliminating — the subs would be a sensible, […]
According to a recent Globe and Mail article (Murray Brewster, “New stealth fighters lack ability to communicate from Canada’s north,” Globe and Mail, 23 October 2011), briefings given to the Air Force’s top general indicate that early models of the F-35 Lightning II may be unable to communicate while operating in Canada’s North. Lockheed Martin, […]
Gensuikyo , the Japan Council against A and H Bombs, recently sent a 16-member delegation to New York to submit a 1,029,031-signature petition calling for a total ban on nuclear weapons to the UN. The petition, which was collected as part of a signature campaign in support of the “Appeal for a Total Ban on […]
The U.N. Human Right Council is “likely” to investigate the death of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed by Libyan National Transitional Council fighters on October 20th. While the circumstances around the former dictator’s death are still being verified, what is known is that Gadhafi was attempting to escape Sirte in a large […]
On October 19th, Steve Staples of the Rideau Institute was invited onto the Lang and O’Leary Exchange on CBC to discuss the recently announced $33-billion shipbuilding contracts. The discussion addressed matters such as necessity of the ships and thoughts on the political background of the procurement. Click here to view the exchange.