Everyman’s Strategic Survey: Words of wisdom

You can, and everyone with an interest in the global strategic situation and, especially, the evolving relationship between America and China should watch/listen to and read Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore's, address to the 2019 Shangri-la Dialogue. It stands, in my considered opinion, as a truly expert strategic survey of the current global situation … Continue reading Everyman’s Strategic Survey: Words of wisdom

A message for Conservatives

As the day when we will have a new leader ~ not the one, perhaps, that you or I wanted, most ~ draws near, it is time to think of something the great American statesman Thomas Jefferson said: We will, under our next leader, still be friends, I hope. Some of us will be disappointed, … Continue reading A message for Conservatives

Land forces

I said, yesterday, that: "I'm going to write, for a few days, on how I believe Canada can (because it has the resources) and should (if it has the will) establish, maintain and use its military forces and ancillary service, too ... [and] ...  The structure I am going to describe will require a lot more … Continue reading Land forces

Also worth remembering

With thanks, yet again, to my friend The Regimental Rogue: This was very much on my mind while I made my own choice ~ a man of good character ~ for Conservative Party leader and it remains there as I watch the CPC leadership race, trying to make my 2nd and 3rd choices. I think … Continue reading Also worth remembering

Prime Minister Erin O’Toole

Even now, almost 20 years after I retired, I still self-identify as a soldier; it is, after all, what, what I did for most (nearly 37 years) of my adult life. As a soldier I am well aware of the principles of war and we consider the first, "Selection and Maintenance of the Aim," to … Continue reading Prime Minister Erin O’Toole

How bilingual?

Now that the CPC leadership candidates' French debate is over and Kevin O'Leary is "in" the race Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, looks at the French language skills of the field: Two, Maxime Bernier and Steve Blaney are fluent, he says ... ... that's not surprising and I expect that Pierre Lemieux … Continue reading How bilingual?

Here’s the problem …

Michael Den Tandt, writing in the National Post, takes a harsh look at at Steve (ban niqabs) Blaney, Kellie (test for values) Leitch and Kevin (trash talking) O'Leary ... ... and concludes, correctly, in my opinion, that "Here’s the problem this presents for Conservative supporters, in a nutshell: The electoral topography of Canada hasn’t fundamentally … Continue reading Here’s the problem …