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On ISIS, Canada's priorities are backwards

Toronto Sun - ‎9 hours ago‎
Our CF-18s will be pulled out of the bombing campaign but we will increase and enhance the training of local forces to fight ISIS.
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Rescue policies in new NATO mission yet to be determined: Sajjan (subscription) - ‎13 hours ago‎
If Canada's HMCS Fredericton has to step in and rescue migrants as part of new people-smuggling patrols in the Aegean Sea, the rules that determine their destination have yet to be determined, said Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan today.
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NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

680 News - ‎22 hours ago‎
The vessels of NATO Standing Maritime Group 2 “will start to move now” on orders from U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO's top commander in Europe, Stoltenberg said.

CAF mark 10 years at the beginning of Op CARIBBE 2016 - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
As part of Op CARIBBE 2015, the CAF contributed four CP-140 Aurora surveillance aircraft, five Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (HMC Ships Brandon, Goose Bay, Nanaimo, Shawinigan and Whitehorse ), two Halifax-class frigates with their embarked CH-124 ...

Escalating Toward World War III

Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) - ‎6 hours ago‎
7—If they desire to live, well-meaning political leaders, military commanders, and the people of Europe and the United States must wake up from their self-imposed fantastical dreamworld.
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Why Canada's military risks returning to a decade of darkness - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
“There's three times more demand for procurement dollars than there is budgeted fiscally, which means the Canada First Defence Strategy—the plan to maintain Canada's military capabilities to protect our interests—is now, essentially dead.” ... 20 ...
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Britain Deploys Ships to NATO Naval Groups Once More

The Maritime Executive - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The British government has announced that is deploying five warships to join NATO's standing maritime forces in the North Atlantic, North Sea, the Baltic and the Mediterranean, as part of a counterweight to a growing Russian presence.

Canadian sailors face drug charges in Tokyo

C-FAX 1070 - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
... Pac says the Canadian forces have a zero tolerance policy for illicit drug use, and expect personnel to conduct themselves in a manner that brings credit to Canada when they are overseas, but at the same time the navy is providing support to the ...

Government defends courthouse staffing levels

C-FAX 1070 - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Maritime Command Pacific says the three...two military members and civilian...were detained for "alleged use of a controlled substance".

NWC participates in Cutlass Express Africa for first time

DVIDS (press release) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles (Feb. 3, 2016) Larry McCabe, professor of war gaming at U.S. Naval War College, conducts a senior leader symposium during exercise Cutlass Express 2016, Feb. 3. Cutlass Express is a U.S.
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Experts Doubtful About North Korea's ICBM Capability

Voice of America - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
"Given North Korea's openly stated intention of pursuing the development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, any satellite launch can only be viewed as furthering the development of these programs," Francois Lasalle, a spokesperson for ...

How Captain Jack Sparrow Explains the Problem with 'America's Backyard'

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
In my three years as commander of U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida, (the true capital of the Caribbean and Latin America, as some will tell you), I came to know the Caribbean very well, visiting every major island over a three-year period ...

DKI APCSS workshop a step in evolution of regional martime security education

DVIDS (press release) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Dr. Alex Vuving, a professor with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, leads a breakout session during the Feb. 3 to 5 “Maritime Security Cooperation: Engagement through Education” workshop. Participants developed proposed ...
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Exercise Cutlass Express 2016 concludes

defenceWeb - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A Cutlass Express planning session. Maritime forces from Eastern Africa, Western Indian Ocean island nations, Europe and the United States, as well as several international organizations, concluded the fifth iteration of the multinational maritime ...

17-Nation Indian Ocean Exercise Focuses On Anti-Trafficking, Maritime Law Enforcement

USNI News - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Maritime forces from Seychelles pilot a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) filled with Mauritian Coast Guardsmen to a Seychellois patrol boat to conduct a visit, board search and seizure exercise during exercise Cutlass Express 2016 on Feb 2. US Navy photo.
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US Navy Confirms 'Abnormal and Unprofessional' Iranian UAV Recon Flight Over Carriers Truman, Charles de Gaulle

USNI News - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Officials at U.S. 5th Fleet confirmed to USNI News Iranian forces flew an unmanned aerial vehicle over French carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) earlier this month in a Friday statement to USNI News.
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Cutlass Express 2016 Commences

MarineLink - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Cutlass Express 2016, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA) and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of participating nations to counter sea-based ...

Leaders from 18 nations, SOUTHCOM meet in Jamaica to discuss Caribbean security

DVIDS (press release) - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), center, and Maj. Gen. Antony Anderson, Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Chief of Defence Staff, tour the student living quarters during a visit Jan. 28 to the Caribbean Military ...
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India, allies parade warships in biggest-ever naval exercise

domain-B - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Manohar Parrikar and the three armed services chiefs are also present with President Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the armed forces, on board the President's yacht INS Sumitra to review the ...
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VietNamNet Bridge - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
A buffalo fighting festival in Phuc Tho District has been cancelled this year because of controversy over concern it promotes cruelty to animals.