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Did Harjit Sajjan read his mandate letter? | Jan 27 2016 | Scott Vrooman | Our defence minister says ending our bombing campaign will create a "capability gap." Yes, that's what we voted for.
U.S. snubs its Canadian ally over electoral promise to withdraw fighter jets from Middle East | Jan 22 2016 | Roger Annis | Washington's snub of Ottawa over the Liberal election promise to withdraw fighter aircraft from Iraq is calculated to incite pro-war agitation in Canada.
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A question on torture for Canada's new defence minister | Nov 13 2015 | Matthew Behrens | Canada's new national defence minister, Harjit Sajjan, was a high-level intelligence officer in Afghanistan. Did he know about Canada's complicity in torture?
Photo: flikcr. Richard Roche
Even war must have rules | Nov 12 2015 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The attacks on MSP hospitals in Afghanistan and Yemen are forcing many to call for a full investigation and to hold those responsible accountable.
Nafisa Hoodbhoy and Frieda Werden 2015
Women and War in a complex region -- Pakistan-Afghanistan | Nov 8 2015 | Frieda Werden | An interview with Nafisa Hoodbhoy, author of Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey Through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy.
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17 ways a new government could address Canadian security issues | Sep 25 2015 | H. Peter Langille | It's time to re-organize Canada's foreign and defence policies around the umbrella concept of sustainable common security. Here's why.
The 'War on Terror' is for sure not worth it | Apr 25 2015 | Scott Vrooman | Even if the "War on Terror" is in service of a just cause, that doesn’t make it a just war.
Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: jamesomalley, The U.S. Army, Eddi
We need to take responsibility for the true cost of war | Mar 26 2015 | Amy Goodman | A new report asserts that up to 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the first 10 years of the so-called war on terror.
Photo: Kamyar Adl/flickr
Once again the bodies of Muslim women are used to justify wars | Mar 13 2015 | Monia Mazigh | Harper is decrying the "poor status" of Muslim women abroad while disregarding calls for women's rights at home. These political tactics have a long history of justifying colonization and imperialism.
Refocusing Remembrance Day on mental health and healing | Nov 10 2014 | Michelle Muller | What does Remembrance Day actually mean today in this Canada? Should we focus less on celebrating Canadian militarism and more on the responsibility to one another?
LAV III monuments veiled celebration of Harper government policies | Nov 7 2014 | Tiffany MacLellan | So, this memorial project was built by a charity, so it has nothing to do with the Harper government's political agenda, right?
Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t/flickr
From 2001 to today: The never-ending War on Terror | Oct 10 2014 | Monia Mazigh | The new war in Iraq isn't really a war on ISIL or their barbaric methods. It's the third part of an ongoing War on Terror, to recapture what is left of the Middle East after two disastrous wars.

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Pres. Obama secretly extends Afghan war into 2015 NS said... Obama has asked for Secretary of Defense Hagel for his resignation.   in
Chelsea Manning: Soldier of Humanity NDPP said... Bradley Manning And The Appalling Silence of Gay, Inc.    -   by Andy...
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The Afghan People Will Win #27 NDPP said... Why I Refused to Return to Fight in Afghanistan's Brutal Occupation - by Joe Glenton http://presstv...
The Silver Snoopy is a special Cheap True Religion honor Freedom 55 said... When's the next census? I know what my new religion is. in
american soldiers show the world Ken Burch said... Those idiots have also given the Taliban a GREAT recruiting film with this.  Nothing like the...
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The Foreign Policy Elephant Aristotleded24 said... With the NDP now the government-in-waiting, NDP foreign policy is going to be that much more...
The Afghan People Will Win Part 24 NDPP said... Taliban And Al-Qaeda: Friends In Arms   -  by Syed Saleem Shahzad http://atimes.com/...

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