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JTF2 move from Ottawa to Trenton delayed, costs for proposed new facility significantly increase

The move of the JTF2 counter-terrorism unit from Ottawa to Trenton has fallen behind schedule and is expected to cost significantly more than planned because of problems with the design of the new installation. 674 more words


Canada pays $1.6 million to ship $5 million worth of surplus gear to Ukraine

The Canadian government spent $1.6 million to ship $5 million worth of surplus tents, sleeping bags and other military goods last August to Ukraine, according to figures obtained by the Ottawa Citizen. 890 more words


How a Chilean vessel fills in for Canadian Navy supply ships

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Chilean Navy supply ship, the Almirante Montt, appears on the horizon looking like a grey speck. But as it moves toward a jetty at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, the immense size of the vessel soon becomes apparent. 978 more words


DND loosens muzzle on some information during election period

The Department of National Defence has loosened its information blackout during the election period, now acknowledging that releasing some details of military exercises won’t undermine the democratic process. 516 more words


Russian 'confrontations' a PR gold mine for Harper

It was the kind of response Canadian military officers expected.

Still, when two Russian frigates appeared on the horizon and trailed a Canadian warship carrying Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the Baltic Sea on June 10, the incident made national news in Canada. 842 more words


The coming war with Russia

A couple of months before he retired in July, the head of Canada’s air force provided a blunt assessment of what might emerge from the current military mission to Ukraine. 2,246 more words