The CBC, somewhat breathlessly, reports that "Five months after a Radio-Canada/CBC investigation revealed that the country's major mobile networks are vulnerable to hacking and fraud, documents obtained through Access to Information show that the agency responsible for the security of the federal government's networks withheld some information from the public at the time." That agency responsible for … Continue reading In other news …
Today we remember the soldiers of the 27th Commonwealth Brigade who, in April 1951, as their allies collapsed under Chinese pressure, help the vital Kapyong Valley in Korea. Eventually even the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment had to pull back leaving only the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry to hold … Continue reading Kapyong
The South China Morning Post is reporting that "North Korea’s mountain nuclear test site has collapsed, putting China and other nearby nations at unprecedented risk of radioactive exposure, two separate groups of Chinese scientists studying the issue have confirmed ... [and] ... The collapse after five nuclear blasts may be why North Korean leader Kim … Continue reading Is this why?
And we remember the courage and sacrifice of the Australia New Zealand Army Corps on the anniversary of landing at Gallipoli in 2015 ... ... the image is of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps naval and military members standing in front of the Turkish memorial during an international service marking the anniversary of Battle … Continue reading Today is ANZAC Day
The category of promises made but, maybe, not quite kept, might be where we might put Team Trudeau's UN peacekeeping mission to Mali, according to a report by Melissa Kent on CBC News site. Ms Kent says that UN officials do not believe that Canada will be able to keeps its promise if it send … Continue reading A different sort of self inflicted wound: Canada’s helicopter follies
Now that the Liberal Convention is over the media critiques begin. There is an interesting article in the Hill Times which cites an unnamed Liberal who said: "“Just look at the time since we formed government, you take out the self-inflicted wounds, we have done very well” ... [and] ... This source and other Liberal sources … Continue reading Self inflicted wounds
There is a very useful article in the Georgetown Security Studies Review, a publication of Georgetown University's Centre for Security Studies which, pretty much, puts paid to Russian propaganda attempts to suggest that Russia’s advanced S-300 and S-400 air defence systems deployed at its Hmeimim airbase and Tartus naval base actually engaged allied stand off weapons. … Continue reading The operational level of war: Russian air defences in Syria