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Stories by Scott Taylor

One white supremacist in CAF ranks is too many

Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Whatever label is eventually bestowed upon them, none of the Proud Boy members should ever wear the uniform of the CAF.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
If these fanatical white supremacists, anti-Semites, and nut jobs see something in Trump that they absolutely adore, shouldn’t sane people question their own association with that same leader? 
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
As a result of the CAF coming forward with the news of an accidental death in a timely and forthright manner, it precluded any wild speculation or false narratives getting a foothold in the media reports.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
While I have no doubt that Kenderesi’s ramblings will garner not a single serving service member to heed his advice, damage to the public trust will be more difficult to repair.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
As much as it seems to reassure us to have a uniformed soldier handing out vaccines, it would make more sense if that same delivery were made by a guy in a Purolator jacket.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
You wouldn’t hire a dentist to fix your plumbing or a plumber to fix your teeth, so why a soldier to hand out medicine?
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Trump will still be president for another two months, which means he still has access to those levers of power which could shift global political fault lines for generations to come.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The last time I checked, the role of the Canadian military was to protect Canada and Canadian values, not to alter the mental state of Canadian citizens.
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Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Those who bemoan the loss of a truly 'united states' and wish to make America great again need to know that the reality was far different than the historical myths some would have us believe.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
One of the first things they should teach on these courses to eradicate sexual misconduct is just how far the military culture has already changed in just a few short decades.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The public affairs branch has only undermined the trust that the public has in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The Canadian military has no business targeting Canadian civilians with propaganda. That is what our political parties are for.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
If we were better informed on previous pandemics, it would prevent gaslighting politicians from trying to bamboozle the electorate with apple-to-orange comparisons.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
One has to wonder if the Proud Boys membership has increased throughout the CAF since the 2017 Halifax incident, and, if so, are they, too, ‘standing by’?
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Actions by the Canada-commanded NATO task force have an incalculable magnitude in terms of criminal liability as the killing and chaos continues to this day.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Lieutenant General-Wayne Eyre's recent message to the CAF was clear: 'If you have those types of beliefs—get out. We don’t want you.'
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Allowing Erik Myggland to continue serving, despite knowledge of his abhorrent beliefs, only illustrates how far the Canadian Armed Forces still have to go to address racism in its ranks.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
What is frightening for all of us who share the North American land mass is that for Donald Trump to portray himself as America’s firefighter, there needs to be a fire.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
If anyone in high political office in Canada thought that our soldiers’ sacrifice in a U.S.-led unwinnable war would earn us a bargaining chip at trade talks, then they do deserve to be turfed from power.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
When Donald Trump wanted Iranian general Qasem Soleimani killed, the CIA did not have an agent lace his teacup with poison at a civilian airport.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Rather than spend the $500,000 in repairs to the memorial hall, the cenotaph should be relocated to Beechwood Cemetery.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
This was not the Department of National Defence’s first rodeo, and it won’t be its last. 
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
For a man who has repeatedly claimed to be 'the most militaristic person ever,' Donald Trump seems to have little real grasp on how this defence stuff actually works.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The sweepstakes have begun and pundits are already laying odds on who will be Canada’s next chief of the defence staff, but there is no clear-cut frontrunner from the pack of Canada’s senior officers.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
That’s right folks, as hard as it is to fathom, there is actually a monument on Canadian soil that pays tribute to Hitler’s SS troops.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The RCMP officers involved are to be commended on their poise and patience. I cannot imagine a similar peaceful surrender if someone crashed the gates of the White House.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
It would be foolhardy to believe that blood payments altered in any way the failed course of the American-led war in Afghanistan.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
While Kosovo remains in a sort of international status limbo, President Hashim Thaçi has been living up to his old nickname.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Everyone knows what they are, so why the official attempt to spin the Challengers into some sort of air-ambulance, utility delivery plane?
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
When a leak occurs, it is not about embarrassing the institution, it is about setting the record straight. If DND wants to prevent leaks, they need to tell the truth in a timely manner.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Canada is not without racial injustice, however, the current crisis has served to illustrate that there are indeed cultural differences between Canada and our southern neighbour.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
With this most recent crash putting the Snowbirds back in the spotlight, and the COVID-19 crisis, it may be difficult for the government to justify the needed spending to replace the aging Tutor aircraft.

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