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Parliament should scrutinize, not have a say, on military deployments

by Philippe Lagassé

What role should Parliament play in military deployments? The question has come up again owing to the Trudeau government’s pledge to deploy the Canadian Armed Forces on a UN peace operation. 1,077 more words

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RUSI Journal - Turkey: What Hides Behind a Failed Coup Attempt

The full article is available on the Royal United Services Institute’s website or via Taylor&Francis Online (free access) at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03071847.2016.1228291


Musing on Drill Weekend

It’s drill weekend and I’m camped out in Norfolk for some quality time with other Reservists. These weekends are always a fine opportunity to break away from the “real world”, if only for 48 hours or so. 584 more words


How do Military Coups Fail?


On the night of Friday 15th July 2016 elements of the Turkish armed forces attempted to overthrow the democratically-elected – but increasingly authoritarian – government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 1,712 more words

Defence in Depth - Turkey's "Anti-Modern" Coup Fiasco

The original version of this analysis can be found on Defence in Depth

Two decades ago, a Turkish admiral coined the iconic term “post-modern coup” to describe what, to date, remains Turkey’s most recent successful military coup. 1,281 more words


Comparing Pakistan with Turkey; military coup and public response

Pakistani media is celebrating the civilian victory over failed military coup in Turkey on July 16, as it has happened in Islamabad.
Let us quickly examine the political situation of these states; 818 more words


Sovereignty puzzle in Pakistan, Daily Times, 16 July, 2016

Last year millions of Pakistanis saw on their TV screens merciless beating of a police officer, and ransacking of PTV building in broad daylight. The two most conspicuous icons of the state were publicly humiliated. 864 more words

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