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On defense, Canada is an ally worth engaging

The Hill (blog) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
A quick review of Canada's current military deployments includes boots on the ground training Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), training Ukrainian troops as part of a U.S.-led support mission, deployment to eastern ...

David S. McDonough (subscription) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
As part of its long-promised defence policy review, the federal government is reviewing Canada's 2005 decision to opt out of continental ballistic missile defence.

Phenomenal woman award winner named!

Victoria Lookout - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The award recognizes a woman from the military, National Defence or a military family in Maritime Command Pacific for significant achievements or contributions to her community.
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Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The so-called “Sea Hunter” has the potential to revolutionize not only the military's maritime operations but commercial shipping, according to military officials. If successful, it could usher in the arrival of unmanned cargo vessels moving between ...
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Military spending of NATO members drops by 200 billion in 6 years - ‎May 3, 2016‎
NATO launched with the support of 12 countries, and currently has 28 member states, including most of Europe on one side of the Atlantic, and Canada and the United States on the other. The organisation constitutes a system of collective ... Armed ...

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame to hold induction ceremony at aviation museum in Ottawa

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
He is also a graduate of the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College; holds a Masters of Public Administration from Auburn University; and is a graduate of the National Strategic Studies Program at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto ...

Governor General to present medals to Canadian military personnel – here is the full list

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Governor General David Johnston will present Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) and Bravery Decorations to members of the Canadian Forces and allied forces at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday morning. ... acumen, he successfully ...

11th Pacific Partnership Mission Prepares to Enhance Cooperation, Strengthen Ties in Southeast Asia

U.S. 7th Fleet - ‎May 3, 2016‎
U.S. NAVAL BASE GUAM (Sept. 4, 2015) - The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is docked at a pier at Naval Base Guam during Pacific Partnership 2015.
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No ransom paid for release of 10 Indonesians, negotiator claims

Jakarta Post - ‎May 1, 2016‎
"The release was conducted without paying a ransom, based on negotiations and cooperation between the TNI [Indonesian military] and the Philippine military," Kivlan said on Monday as reported by Antara news agency. Kivlan, who is ... Indonesians ...

Canada's Defence Policy Review Prepares Major Expansion of Militarism and War

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The document, whose principal author was the Canadian Armed Forces' high command, is aimed at laying the political groundwork for a massive expansion of militarism at home and abroad.
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Russian Mig-31 intercepts US P-8 patrol aircraft near Russia's Far East

The Aviationist (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
On Apr. 21, a Russian Air Force MiG-31 jet intercepted a U.S. P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft flying in international airspace near Kamchatka Pensinsula, in Russia's Far East, where a firing range used also to test intercontinental ballistic ...
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Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects

The Diplomat - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
And for the most part, ASG cells have simply used the imagery and threat of IS to raise the psychological stakes on the hostages, their families and governments, to command higher ransoms. For example, a German couple captured in April ... In September ...

A $46125 Overmantel Painting Tops Americana Sale

Maine Antique Digest - ‎May 3, 2016‎
A lively overmantel painting on pine depicting the January 1815 capture of the American frigate President under the command of Commodore Stephen Decatur by the British frigate Endymionunder the command of Captain Henry Hope brought $46,125 (with buyer ...

Troops raid island near Sabah border

The Manila Times - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
ZAMBOANGA CITY: Marines who swooped down on an island off the southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi near the Sabah border on Friday recovered an arms cache and rescued 10 people who were victims of human trafficking, a military spokesman said ...

NORAD Training in Canadian Arctic Near Baffin Island

Marketwired (press release) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Canadians in Baffin Island, Nunavut, may see Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircraft as they practice Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Region intercept and identification procedures exercise flights. Although they are ...

Sea cadets set sail in HMCS Ottawa

Victoria Lookout - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
After the demonstration, cadets spent time with sailors at 13 activity stations that showcased the functions of daily life and the rhythm of a Canadian warship, including weapons, fire-fighting, navigation and command, damage control, boarding and ...

Maritime Security Alliance Boosts Capability of International Group to Protect Freight Interests

The Handy Shipping Guide - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
UK - WORLDWIDE - An international maritime consultancy says it has significantly bolstered its specialist services by joining forces with two security and risk management companies. ... TMG Partner and Director Les Chapman, a former nuclear submarine ...

AFP intensifies hunt for bandits

The Standard - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
In a rare joint press briefing at the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, military and police spokesmen said rescue efforts intensified as the Abu Sayyaf deadline expired. “Maximum ... Mayor ...

Philippine troops raid island near Sabah border, rescue 10 people; seized arms cache

Mindanao Examiner - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The military operations coincided with Malaysian proposals for a joint maritime patrols and aerial surveillance with the Philippines and Indonesia in the Sulu Sea at the border of Sabah.
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Indonesia: Southern Philippines Could Be 'New Somalia'

benarnews - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Indonesia, meanwhile, has invited foreign ministers and top defense officials from the Philippines and Malaysia to Jakarta on May 3 to discuss safeguarding maritime trade routes among the three countries. “The agenda will be the possibility of joint ...