Lack of media scrutiny of western coalition activities against ISIL will increase the democratic deficit in the age of Trump.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced on February 14th that Canada will extend its military support for the French operation in Mali for another month.
Will Canadian special forces soldiers be sent to Mali? Prime Minister Harper has clearly stated that his government is “not considering” a “direct” military role in the current conflict. But can his words be trusted?
By any measure the last few months have been marked by an upswing in violence in Afghanistan–a “dreary and bloody stalemate” according to the CBC’s Brian Stewart. NATO–and the US in particular–have come to recognize this as there has been much ado about how to re-cast the mission. First of all this has meant the implementation of a new command structure […]