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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – November 17, 2014

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  • Latest “boom-boom” update from the Pentagon Info-machine  “…. In Syria, nine airstrikes near Kobani destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, suppressed another ISIL fighting position, destroyed four ISIL staging areas, and struck one tactical ISIL unit. Two airstrikes near Dayr Az Zawr struck an ISIL crude oil collection facility and destroyed one ISIL tank.  In Iraq, four airstrikes near Ar Rutbah destroyed nine ISIL trucks, two ISIL excavators and one ISIL front-loader, and damaged one ISIL vehicle. Three airstrikes near Fallujah destroyed two ISIL vehicles, one ISIL bulldozer and one ISIL front-loader. One airstrike southwest of Mosul Dam destroyed one ISIL bulldozer and struck one tactical ISIL unit. Two airstrikes west of Mosul struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed one ISIL vehicle and an ISIL fighting position. Three airstrikes near Kirkuk struck one tactical ISIL unit, and damaged one ISIL tank and destroyed another. One airstrike southwest of Al Qaim destroyed one ISIL vehicle. One airstrike in Tel Afar struck one tactical ISIL unit. Five airstrikes near Bayji struck two tactical ISIL units and one large ISIL unit and destroyed one ISIL tank, one ISIL vehicle, and four ISIL fighting positions ….”
  • Commentary  “CF-18s fly a lot, don’t hit much”
  • “Minister knew Canada wouldn’t meet Syrian refugee commitment”
  • Iraq Situation Report: November 14-16, 2014

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17 November 14 at 17:52

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – November 14, 2014

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Attacks on CF in Canada

  • “Baird says attacks bolstered resolve — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said the fight against terrorism has become the “great struggle of our generation” as the country deals with the fallout of attacks last month on its military.  The attacks have bolstered Canada’s resolve to battle terrorism as the country participates in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, he said ….”

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – November 13, 2014

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  • Ottawa man to be extradited over French bombing — An Ottawa man will be extradited to France to face questioning in connection with a terrorist bombing 34 years ago.  The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from Dr. Hassan Diab against an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that upheld a 2011 extradition order ….” – more

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MILNEWS.ca P.M. News Highlights – November 12, 2014

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – November 9, 2014

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Steven Allen, R.I.P. 

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  • “PTSD: A long scar on the soul” 
  • “Military suicides an ‘epidemic,’ says Canadian expert — Suicide among serving Canadian military and veterans is at epidemic proportions and the leading cause of death in the armed forces, an internationally renowned “suicidologist” told a coalition of veterans in Ottawa Friday ….”
  • From the Info-machine  “Canadian Armed Forces launch electronic Mental Health Notes”“Canadian Armed Forces acquire new software to help predict mental health recovery
  • Canada’s envoy in Nigeria on How We’re Helping Look for Those (Still) Missing Girls  “Boko Haram: Canada can’t support Nigeria’s military operations …. we have been looking to identify specific training courses that can help the security force in Nigeria — specifically, the Nigeria Police — and strengthen its capacity to combat and prevent crime and terrorism. Recently, for example, we have experts from our federal police come to Nigeria and train its police on interrogation techniques; we have also provided training on intelligence gathering — information gathering — through the Internet, as an example. We are looking forward to further training in the weeks or months ahead. We have also provided some logistical support to our international partners that are working to support Nigeria in combating this phenomenon.  (Q – Is your country offering any support to Nigeria in terms of surveillance and firearms to combat its security challenges?)  No. The support we are providing Nigeria in fighting against current insurgency is in terms of training and capacity building ….”
  • From the Info-machine  “HMCS JOLLIET – firmly anchored in its community — HMCS JOLLIET dropped anchor in Sept-Îles in October 1989. Now, 25 years later, its presence in the community is stronger than ever ….”

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – November 6, 2014

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Steven Allen, R.I.P.

Attacks on CF in Canada

  • “Parliament needs a unified security force”
  • “Mosque-goers are relieved from the “overwhelming” support received from the community after vandals struck the Cold Lake mosque on Oct. 24.  “The support from the City, the support from the military, the support from all people, we got calls from all across Canada supporting us. It made us forget about what happened,” said Mahmoud El-Kadri, a representative of the mosque.  What El-Kadri is trying to forget is the hateful attack on the mosque, which saw two windows smashed, and the words “go home” and “Canada” strewn across the exterior of the building in red, messy spray paint.  Sgt. Troy Hadland of the Cold Lake RCMP is part of the group investigating the incident. After the initial collection of evidence Hadland says currently the case is not being considered a hate crime.  “Unless there is any indication at the end of the day (of a hate crime), then we will look at that. For now it is just a mischief case,” said Hadland.  “We are examining some evidence that we have collected and that takes time. Right now we have nothing concrete.” ….”

#CANvsISIL

  • Analyst commentary  “…. Airpower only works in support of ground operations, and whether the local players involved have the will and the way is really the unknown unknown in this war. ISIL is taking heavy losses, though it may still be making them up from foreign fighters, but defeating it on the ground will take more than training three more shaky Iraqi divisions ….”
  • Editorial  “Canada should resist pressure to ramp up role fighting jihadists — It’s early days yet but Canada already faces pressure to ramp up its military commitment against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria ….”
  • More on Canada’s Operation IMPACT here, and on news from around that part of the world here (list of links) and here (Twitter list)

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  • “(HMCS) Toronto on Noble Justification”
  • “Petawawa troops should be home by Christmas …. troops, deployed to Eastern Europe in response to the crisis in the Ukraine, could be home by Christmas.  Whether another contingent of Petawawa soldiers will be going over early in the new year is yet to be determined, Col. Peter Dawe, commander of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2CMBG), said Thursday.  “We’ve answered the call once and we will do so again,” Col. Dawe told a luncheon of municipal, community and business leaders at the Normandy Officers Mess.  Since September, Oscar Company, of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (3RCR), have been in Poland as part of Operation Reassurance, the Canadian mission to reinforce NATO’s collective defence in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula ….”
  • “More than 2,500 NATO troops are taking part in exercises on two training grounds in Lithuania.  Nine countries have sent soldiers to train as part of Exercise Iron Sword, Czech Republic, Estonia, the U.S., U.K., Canada, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary and Germany.  Originally the exercise was to have involved only Lithuanian troops but was expanded in response to the Russian actions in Ukraine ….” – note Canada’s top billing in the Pentagon Info-machine’s story here – more on Ex Iron Sword from the Lithuanian Info-machine here
  • More of the latest from Ukraine here and here

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – November 5, 2014

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