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The Canadian Military's Search For 'Gravitas' in Asia   -   by Yves Engler

https://buff.ly/2lndkTd

"And like the smaller, weaker kid in a street gang our 'leaders' are trying to prove how tough we are. Canadian military planners 'search for gravitas' is akin to gang logic. But, let's hope our behaviour in Asia doesn't lead to where gang warfare has taken many North American cities."

 

NDPP

Canada Pauses Military Assistance To Iraqi Troops

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1184521/middle-east

"Canadian special forces have temporarily suspended military assistance to Iraqi troops due to tensions between the ME country and Kurdish fighters, the defense ministry said..."

In the middle of a developing shitstorm, on the side of the USraeli plan for the dismemberment of Iraq.

NDPP

Man Overboard   -  by David Pugliese

http://nationalpost.com/feature/man-overboard

"Vice Admiral Mark Norman was second-in-command of the Canadian Forces until an RCMP investigation cost him his job. A year later, no charges have been laid, but Norman remains in limbo...Only in Canada could the second-highest-ranking military officer be removed from office without a word of explanation...Military personnel wondered whether it was related to sexual misconduct. Perhaps Norman was a Russian spy, others mused..."

NDPP

Canada Honoured To Chair The NATO Military Intelligence Committee in 2018

https://twitter.com/CanadaNATO/status/956191349270892548

NDPP

Uncle Sam's best doggy...

SSE: Evaluating Canada As A Dependable Ally and Partner for the United States

http://www.cgai.ca/evaluating_canada_as_a_dependable_ally_and_partner_fo...

"This article provides an American analysis of Canada's recently released defence policy: Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE)...Support to Intelligence: SSE provides a number of welcome new investments in Canada's intelligence capability and capacity that will provide direct benefit to the United States..."

'Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip, but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns tricks when there is no whip.' - Orwell

NDPP

Canadian Special Forces From Petawawa in Africa to Train Troops

https://t.co/WQH9Tl6Enc

"Flintlock is US Africa Command's largest annual special forces exercise."

Canada does its bit for US imperialism in Africa.

Paladin1

NDPP wrote:

Canadian Special Forces From Petawawa in Africa to Train Troops

https://t.co/WQH9Tl6Enc

"Flintlock is US Africa Command's largest annual special forces exercise."

Canada does its bit for US imperialism in Africa.

 

Just consider it training the local army to learn how to more effectively appropriate white african farmers lands from them.

NDPP

Canada Adds Another $54 M to F-35 Fighter Jet Project, Bringing Cost to $500 M

https://globalnews.ca/news/4243206/canada-f-35-fighter-jet-54-million/

"Canada has quietly paid another $54 million toward the development of the F-35 stealth fighter jet, bringing its total investment in the controversial project to roughly half a billion dollars over the last 20 years..."

And lots more where that came from, no doubt. Watch Canada end up buying this US lemon.

NDPP

Trump Threatens Canada, 'Defence' Community Stays Quiet

https://buff.ly/2lIaYvt

"...The depth of the Canada-US military alliance is such that if US Forces attacked this country, it would be extremely difficult for the Canadian Forces to defend our soil. In fact, given the entanglements, the Canadian Forces would likely enable a US invasion...A critical question to ask: why do we spend over $20 billion a year on a Department of National Defence?"

Paladin1

What to do?!

We don't want to spend money on the military because the military is bad.

But if we disband the military then Trump can just take what he wants of Canada.

NATO is bad and we want to leave NATO, but Trump thinks the US should pull out of NATO and Trump is bad so we should stay to spite him?

What a predicament.

Paladin1

*article posted elsewhere*

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"...The depth of the Canada-US military alliance is such that if US Forces attacked this country, it would be extremely difficult for the Canadian Forces to defend our soil. In fact, given the entanglements, the Canadian Forces would likely enable a US invasion

Umm...

Wouldn't a U.S. invasion of Canada kind of render null and void our alliance?

Specifically what language in our mutual agreement permits them to invade us, while forbidding us from defending on the grounds that "we had an agreement"??

Does rabble give Yves Engler money for this, or just a free microphone?

Sean in Ottawa

I have a theoretical question to anyone here who understands Canada and global military spending. I realize the mandate of the military is different in each country. If there are things that come under military spending in other countries but not Canada-- can we redifine what is military to increase the budget without spending more money?

This is not to say we should but is this a choice?

Webgear

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

I have a theoretical question to anyone here who understands Canada and global military spending. I realize the mandate of the military is different in each country. If there are things that come under military spending in other countries but not Canada-- can we redifine what is military to increase the budget without spending more money?

This is not to say we should but is this a choice?

Sean, 

I once read somewhere (and I can’t find the source) that the Canadian defence budget includes a number of programs such as Veterans’ pensions, housing,  some RCMP and policing activities. This was done to make the budget look bigger than is actually is.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-results/2017-...

http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/about-reports-pub...

It is sort of covered in the links above. However it is not clearly laid out unless you understand government speak better than I do.

 

Sean in Ottawa

Webgear wrote:

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

I have a theoretical question to anyone here who understands Canada and global military spending. I realize the mandate of the military is different in each country. If there are things that come under military spending in other countries but not Canada-- can we redifine what is military to increase the budget without spending more money?

This is not to say we should but is this a choice?

Sean, 

I once read somewhere (and I can’t find the source) that the Canadian defence budget includes a number of programs such as Veterans’ pensions, housing,  some RCMP and policing activities. This was done to make the budget look bigger than is actually is.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-results/2017-...

http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/about-reports-pub...

It is sort of covered in the links above. However it is not clearly laid out unless you understand government speak better than I do.

 

Oh. Ok.

You could also take a philosophical take on defence -- fund medical research -- including responses to pandemics. That is defence.

But, defending Canadians against poverty requires education.....

So if military is not the only "defence" spending allowed....

Webgear

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

Webgear wrote:

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

I have a theoretical question to anyone here who understands Canada and global military spending. I realize the mandate of the military is different in each country. If there are things that come under military spending in other countries but not Canada-- can we redifine what is military to increase the budget without spending more money?

This is not to say we should but is this a choice?

Sean, 

I once read somewhere (and I can’t find the source) that the Canadian defence budget includes a number of programs such as Veterans’ pensions, housing,  some RCMP and policing activities. This was done to make the budget look bigger than is actually is.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-results/2017-...

http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/about-reports-pub...

It is sort of covered in the links above. However it is not clearly laid out unless you understand government speak better than I do.

 

Oh. Ok.

You could also take a philosophical take on defence -- fund medical research -- including responses to pandemics. That is defence.

But, defending Canadians against poverty requires education.....

So if military is not the only "defence" spending allowed....

Sean, 

The medical research would fall under Defence Research and Development Canada (http://www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/en/index.page).

There are other groups within the forces that deal medical issues too. 

Defence spending in Canada includes a lot of different aspects, not all of it violent and destructive. 

 

 

NorthReport

It is time to draw a line in the sand when some best buddies with the Russians US president starts dictating what we can or cannot spend on defence. Time for our esteemed PM if he had half a brain to start exploring some other options for Canada’s defence. While we are at it let’s get the big Russian fan to build a wall on his Northern flank.

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