Top Pentagon official seeking clarity on Canada’s F-35 plans

November 20, 2015

“Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work plans to press Canada’s defense chief on Friday to explain how the new Liberal Party government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to respond to a range of defense challenges – and whether it will follow through on Trudeau’s campaign pledge to withdraw from the F-35 program…” POLITICO: Top Pentagon […]

Janice Gross Stein: The order that held dysfunctional Middle East states together is over

November 20, 2015

“We live in disruptive times. Russia annexes Crimea and invades Ukraine. The Islamic State conquers a large swath of territory that crosses the old border between Iraq and Syria, and the rump government of Bashir Al-Assad bombs its own people…” NATIONAL POST: Janice Gross Stein: The order that held dysfunctional Middle East states together is over Janice […]

Sir Lawrence Freedman: Discouraging Foreign Policy Strategy Aside, One Should Not Underestimate the West

November 20, 2015

“A common lament is that our leaders neglect strategy, leaving policy uncertain and inchoate…” NATIONAL POST: Sir Lawrence Freedman: Discouraging Foreign Policy Strategy Aside, One Should Not Underestimate the West Sir Lawrence Freedman

Abdullah Gül ISIL Must Not Succeed Anymore. We Must Break Their Narrative

November 20, 2015

“On Oct. 10, 2015, two suicide bombers attacked civilians at the heart of Ankara that were gathered to rally for peace. This cowardly terrorist attack by the Islamic State (ISIL) claimed the lives of more than 100 innocent Turkish citizens, the worst terrorist attack in Turkish history…” NATIONAL POST: Abdullah Gül ISIL Must Not Succeed Anymore. We Must […]

US Military to Sound Out Canada’s New Government on Jets, Iraq

November 20, 2015

“The Pentagon’s No. 2 will sound out Canada’s new government on Friday on its defense plans following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election on promises to scrap purchases of F-35 jets and pull Canadian aircraft from strikes on Islamic State…” THE ECONOMIC TIMES: US Military to Sound Out Canada’s New Government on Jets, Iraq Phil Stewart