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Overton: On The Canadian UN PK Pledges

The CAF will be looking many more Canadians like Lt(N) Anne-Marie Day for the full suite of missions that the CAF will be conducting in the future, UN or otherwise. Photo: DND/LS Dan Bard, FIS "Getting it": What "Being Back" with UN Peacekeeping Means Matthew Overton...

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Law: On America’s Next Terror Attack

David Law   The likelihood of a serious terrorist attack on the United States or its assets abroad has significantly increased with the most recent political developments stateside.  In particular, the ongoing controversy about the travel ban for nationals of...

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Observing the Invictus Games

Dr. Andrew Burtch, Historian, post-1945, Canadian War Museum   The 40-degree heat was oppressive, unrelenting, and there was no relief from the noon sun as Major Simon Mailloux, who still serves with the Royal 22nd Regiment, pushed himself to finish the last 100...

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Law: On the North Korean Threat: Part II

The Almost Perfect Ploy: How to Understand the Accelerated Enhancement of the North Korean Threat Part II: Seeing through the China-Russia Korean Agenda David Law   Western observers almost invariably claim that China is opposed to Kim the Third’s nuclear...

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Law: On the North Korean Threat

The Almost Perfect Ploy: How to Understand the Accelerated Enhancement of the North Korean Threat   Part I: Rethinking the Threat   David Law     Since 2012, North Korea has succeeded in significantly enhancing its capacity to carry out nuclear...

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