Tag Archives: David Pugliese

General uses media to lobby for CF-18 fighter-bombers

Serving military personnel are not supposed to be advocating for government policies, but now it seems that generals are using the media to put pressure on political leaders once again. Is this part of General Hillier’s legacy? The military has launched its own lobby campaign to convince the Canadian government to increase our combat role in […]

DND financing books praising Afghan war

The military is actually financing, and in some cases approving, books covering the Afghan war. As David Pugliese points out in this review, a new book titled “Kandahar Tour: The Turning Point in Canada’s Afghan Mission” by academics from my own Alma Mater, the University of New Brunswick, paints an unwarranted optimistic view of the war – […]

Harper Government sending blinding laser weapons to Afghanistan

Despite receiving hundreds of letters from Ceasefire.ca supporters urging tests for these weapons, the Harper Government is pressing ahead with deploying blinding laser weapons to Afghanistan.  – Steve http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=1092613 Canadian Forces buy laser ‘dazzlers’ for Afghanistan David Pugliese Ottawa Citizen Thursday, December 18, 2008 The Canadian military will purchase 500 laser dazzlers for troops in Afghanistan as […]