Trudeau’s Anti-Russian Brinkmanship Could End Badly

Canadian military instructors and Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
by Yves Engler
Why is the Trudeau government escalating its belligerence towards Russia?
Yesterday it was confirmed that 200 Canadian troops would remain in the Ukraine for at least two more […]

U.S. Considers First-Strike Attack on North Korea

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Aircraft mechanics prepare a B-2 Spirit bomber before a morning mission. Photo: U.S. Air Force / Master Sgt. Val Gempis
by Bruce Gagnon
The publication called Business Insider is carrying a story promoting a US first-strike attack on North Korea. The article includes a quote from the Wall Street Journal that […]

Mali: The world’s most dangerous U.N. mission

Gao, Mail- UN Peacekeepers from Senegal on an early morning patrol in Gao, Mali on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Despite the end of the occupation, many Malians find that security is still a major issue speaking of incidents of car jacking and looting. Even though crime is high, most of the deadly attacks that occur […]

US uses radioactive depleted uranium weapons in Syria

Months after the Pentagon said it wouldn’t use a controversial type of armor-piercing ammunition that has been blamed for long-term health complications, US aircraft fired thousands of the rounds during two high-profile air raids in Syria in November 2015, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday.
The use of the ammunition, a 30mm depleted-uranium bullet called PGU-14, was first […]

Canada should not renew mission to Ukraine

Canadian soldiers of Joint Task Force Ð Ukraine support urban operations training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine, on August 31, 2016. Photo: Canadian Forces
By David Rennie, Hamilton Spectator
Canada’s military mission to Ukraine expires in March. For several reasons, it shouldn’t be renewed.
First, the present Ukrainian government, installed in a coup […]

Record number of Afghan refugees

Based on current trends, the UN predicts that in 2017 at least 450,000 more people will join those already internally displaced
Afghan refugee children watch a short video clip about mines during a mines and explosives awareness program at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) registration centre in Kabul, Afghanistan September 27, 2016. Picture […]