Canada wasn’t snubbed in the misguided AUKUS submarine deal and neither was New Zealand, which is also trying to pursue a nuanced engagement policy with China.
The funding timeline for the new defence budget undermines credibilty of the entire exercise.
American BMD (known as GMD) is a costly, destabilizing boondoggle that Canada should continue to avoid.
The Liberal government has re-opened the question of Canadian participation in missile defence.
Given the pressing procurement demands faced by the Canadian military for new planes, ships and equipment that actually work and are in line with real world missions, would it be reasonable to divert millions to the dubious BMD enterprise?
The Senate National Security and Defence Committee is calling on the Canadian government to join the U.S. missile defence system.