What ‘Support The Troops’ Really Means

I have, to my own (partial) satisfaction, at least, defined five roles for the Canadian Forces: To maintain active military forces to share in the continental defence of the North American homelands, of the maritime approaches to them and of the airspace over both. To maintain a global, blue water fleet, supported by air forces, … Continue reading What ‘Support The Troops’ Really Means

Expeditionary Forces

Thus far, in two posts: Establishing Some Baselines and Defence of Canada I have developed four "baseline" roles or tasks for the Canadian Department of National Defence: To maintain active military forces to share in the continental defence of the North American homelands, of the maritime approaches to them and of the airspace over both. … Continue reading Expeditionary Forces

Conservative Leadership News

Global News' Vassey Kapelos tweets that: This is good news, in my opinion. It allows all potential candidates adequate time build support and it may be enough time for some to catch up with the early "front runners:" I am a party member ~ a member of the Leaders Circle, in fact, and I intend … Continue reading Conservative Leadership News

Defence of Canada

Yesterday I began to try to develop some sensible baseline roles for the Canadian Armed Forces. Looking at out geo-political situation I focused, not unreasonably, I think, on continental defence, and I developed three roles: To maintain active military forces to share in the continental defence of the North American homelands, of the maritime approaches … Continue reading Defence of Canada

Left Out

A month ago I said that "half measures" in the fight against Da'esh were not going to work. A report in this morning's Globe and Mail suggests I am right ... "Canada has been excluded from a high-level meeting of “significant contributors” to the U.S.-led coalition called to discuss stepping up the fight to defeat … Continue reading Left Out