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Canadian diplomats saw ISIL coming months before war began

They saw it gathering like a storm on the horizon.

Canadian diplomats in the Middle East recognized the Islamic State as a threat to the region and started working to keep it from moving into Iraq and Jordan a year before the U.S., Canada and other allies went to war against the militant group. 1,025 more words


'Best weapon' against ISIL is 'political solution,' Foreign Affairs says

Canadian diplomats have quietly warned members of Parliament that the “best weapon” for fighting the Islamic State is diplomacy and finding a “political solution” — a message that appears to run counter to the Conservative government’s emphasis on military action. 957 more words


Canadian soldiers facing online harassment from terrorist groups, DND report warns

OTTAWA — A military intelligence report warns of an “emerging trend” in which terrorist groups use social media to harass the family and friends of Canadian military personnel. 543 more words


Now here’s a surprise…

We can thank Mr. Hellyer for our integrated Canadian Armed Forces, amalgamating all three components into one, back in the Sixties.  The former defense minister has to know something of what he’s talking about, given his extensive political experience and exclusive portfolio.  864 more words

No new defence strategy, four years after original declared unaffordable

The Conservative government doesn’t appear any closer to producing a new Canadian defence strategy than it was more than four years ago, after the original was declared unaffordable. 552 more words


'Long haul' in Iraq means humanitarian aid, not necessarily military action: Nicholson

WATCH ABOVE: Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada’s mission in Iraq is making progress and his government will soon decide whether it will be extended. 346 more words


Kenney pledges to meet parents of veteran who killed himself

Defence Minister Jason Kenney has signalled plans to make things right with the parents of an Afghan veteran who killed himself, raising hopes that their seven-year fight with the military will soon come to an end. 375 more words