Canada

  • Canadian Special Forces Are First Western Troops in Ground Battle with ISIL

    Canadian special forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State fighters in Iraq in recent days, in the first confirmed ground battle between Western troops and IS, a senior officer said Monday.
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  • Canada Rebuffs Call To Join British-Led NATO-UN Force

    Canada has quietly rebuffed a call from Britain to join a multi-national expeditionary force that Prime Minister David Cameron's government was promoting in light of heightened tensions with Russia.
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  • Denmark Claims North Pole

    Scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it, Denmark's foreign minister said.
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  • Britain Forced to Ask NATO to Help Track 'Russian Submarine' in Scottish Waters

    Britain called in Nato sea patrol planes to hunt for a suspected Russian submarine off Scotland last month, after the Government scrapped its own similar aircraft in defence cuts, it has been disclosed.
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  • Canada is First NATO Member to Publicly Send Soldiers to Help Train Ukraine's Military

    Canada is operating independently of NATO to provide additional military assistance that will help Ukraine defend itself from Russia.
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  • NATO Faces AWACS Fleet Shrinkage

    NATO might be calling on its members to raise their defense spending, but if the alliance's airborne early warning program is anything to go by, that message may be falling on deaf ears.
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  • French-Built Mistral Ships For Russia Could End Up In Canadian Hands

    The Canadian military has emerged as a potential destination for the controversial French-built Mistral helicopter carrier ships, built for Russia and now at the center of an international row
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  • NATO Jets Intercept Russian Fighters Twice in Two Days Over Baltic

    NATO scrambled fighter jets – including two Canadian F-18s – twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.
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  • Don't forget Canada and Mexico

    LIKE THE majority of his modern predecessors, President Obama has looked to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as the regions where America's vital interests are most often engaged. This year is no different as the United States copes with a lethal combination of challenges from the metastasizing Iraq-Syria civil war to Russian aggression in Ukraine, Chinese adventurism in Asia, and the climate and Ebola crises.

    While these threats won't go away anytime soon, there is better news for Americans closer to home in the form of a strategic opportunity right in our own backyard. In an unusually far-sighted report issued last week, two of our country's most impressive global strategists — David Petraeus, former CIA director and head of US Central Command, and former World Bank President Bob Zoellick — make a compelling case that Americans should work with Mexico and Canada to build a new North American partnership for the future. Issued by the Council on Foreign Relations (where I serve on the board of directors), the report suggests we have the opportunity to realize a new era of growth and prosperity for the nearly 500 million people who live in our three countries.

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  • Hasik on Canadian Efforts Against ISIS

    Military Times quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Resident Senior Fellow for Defense James Hasik on Canada's air campaign in Iraq: 

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