Harjit Sajjan says Canada’s CF-18s will be of no use without on-the-ground training

November 22, 2015

“Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is suggesting CF-18 fighter jets would make little difference in the war against the Islamic State if Canada doesn’t focus completely on its training mission in Iraq. Sajjan fielded more questions today at the Halifax International Security Forum about the Liberal government’s plans to withdraw the fighter jets…” CTV: Harjit Sajjan says Canada’s […]

Harjit Sajjan praises quick response to airline bomb threats

November 22, 2015

“Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the quick response of officials in Canada to several bomb threats that caused three planes to be searched in Halifax this week shows how well the country and its partners are able to respond to emerging security incidents. Speaking in Halifax at the conclusion of a three-day international security conference, Sajjan said despite the geographic separation […]

VIDEO CNN analyst: No consensus on how to defeat ISIS

November 22, 2015

“CNN analyst and former hostage David Rohde: Experts at security summit agree the only way to defeat ISIS is to destroy the idea of it. The question is how…” CNN: VIDEO CNN analyst: No consensus on how to defeat ISIS

US Official: Israel was right to hit Syrian nuclear facility

November 22, 2015

“Speaking at Nova Scotia forum with Tzipi Livni, US Deputy Secretary of Defense says Israeli strike in 2007 was a good thing…” ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: US Official: Israel was right to hit Syrian nuclear facility Yaakov Levi

Minister defends refugee plan, says government is “mindful” of recent attacks:

November 21, 2015

“The Liberal government’s plan to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees by the new year is one way that Canada is contributing to the fight against the Islamic State, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Friday.”… “Sajjan was responding to questions about a new poll suggesting just over half of Canadians didn’t support the plan to resettle […]