Posts Tagged ‘Chris Ste-Croix’
- Afghanistan (1) Major warlord assassinated in Kandahar = Afghan-Canadian governor getting cold feet?
- Afghanistan (2) Remembering the repatriated. “A new fundraising campaign seeks to raise $1.5 million for the construction of a memorial in Trenton, Ont., to honour the Canadians who died serving in Afghanistan over the past decade. The planned Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial will be located near CFB Trenton, the air base where the remains of Canada’s fallen have begun their repatriation journeys after they were flown home from Kandahar. The project is being funded through public donations and the goal is to unveil the memorial next spring …. Canadians who wish to make a donation to the memorial can do so through http://www.afghanistanmemorial.ca/, or by calling 613-392-0370.”
- Libya Mission (1): Not so many media briefings coming in the future?
- Libya Mission (2): I guess this letter writer thinks you can stop dictators from torturing and killing their own people by throwing flowers, right? “…. We have been told it had to be done for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.–And so, after a hundred days of bombing I wonder, are the humanitarian bombs used to eradicate Gaddafi, and the compassionate bombs used to help the rebels, depending on how you find out which groups are civilians or rebels?–It is all quite confusing! ….”
- No more airport lounge privileges for YOU in Winnipeg, CF member. “When the new Winnipeg airport terminal opens this fall, members of the military will be left high and dry when it comes to complimentary access to a pre-boarding lounge. In the current terminal at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, members of the military and their families awaiting flights are granted free access to the Palliser Travel Lounge, which is located past the central security checkpoint. …. “At this point there’s no plan to have a lounge with the same format,” said Winnipeg Airports Authority spokeswoman Christine Alongi. “Certainly if there was a party that wanted to approach us and create that sort of business opportunity, there’s definitely an interest.” ….”
- Columnist: PM’s latest messaging not militaristic, just distracting. “…. Defence and foreign affairs analysts reject the notion that Mr. Harper is laying the groundwork for a new “Harper Doctrine” or that the government is engaging in a “new militarism.” Instead, they argue that the Prime Minister is participating in traditional politicking. He is trying to buttress his poll numbers going into the traditional summer doldrums, they say, by throwing some read meat to the Conservative base. And he is attempting to broadcast pro-military messages to distract the public from looming budget deficit cutbacks and a pullout from Afghanistan, both of which are threatening to actually reduce Canada’s military presence at home and on the world stage ….”
- Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the Arctic, and who needs to be involved there (and who doesn’t): “…. There is no single issue in the area that would require any military presence of the non-regional actors, be it countries or organizations. The Arctic Five, Russia, the US, Canada, Norway and Denmark are perfectly capable of maintaining the necessary level of security, the freedom of shipping and safety of the shipping and we are open to other countries who want to cooperate but on the basis of the rules of the game established by the Arctic countries ….”
- Research paper: Canadian Rangers need lighter bolt-action rifle firing 7.62mm NATO cartridge (101 page PDF) – abstract and executive summary available here (via Army.ca).
- The next anti-terrorism frontier for Canada? “Canada is set to play a leading role in a new anti-terror organization to be launched by President Barack Obama in New York this fall — the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the city. The Global Counter-terrorism Forum is the U.S. President’s initiative to create diplomatic alternatives to military interventions such as Iraq and Afghanistan and strengthen the international consensus in the fight against terror. As part of the new effort, to be unveiled formally in late September, Canada will co-chair a working group seeking to prevent terrorism in the mid-African Sahel region, one of a number of such groups in the organization. The aim is to share information and improve co-operation in the prevention and prosecution of terrorism ….”
Written by milnews.ca
13 July 11 at 7:45
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