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Stories by Scott Taylor

A health crisis is no time to double down on political peeves

Opinion|By Scott Taylor
One has to hope that our international leaders will quickly realize that you cannot close the borders to a virus that is already expanded to all corners of the world.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Like the sign says in the china shop, ‘if you break it, you bought it.’ Canada did not break Iraq.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
With close quarters the norm, it does not take much imagination to realize just how challenged the military would be to contain an outbreak in their ranks.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
A new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum aims to condemn those who carried out crimes against humanity in Latvia in 1941 and beyond.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Maybe an exposé would spark the call for a full parliamentary inquiry into just who was responsible for leading us into such a quagmire in Afghanistan.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Lost in the powerful emotion of hate is the fact that Omar Khadr was just 15 years old at the time he was captured by U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Much scratching of heads and commissioning of studies has yet to produce a clear strategy as to how to find the magic formula to suddenly encourage the necessary waves of women to enlist.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
As independent nations strive to define their national identity, it’s baffling they would choose to honour figures who have any association or link to Hitler.
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Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The frightening fact is that as time marches on, the horrors of the Holocaust are being forgotten, diminished, and more and more frequently outright denied.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
How can one disassociate the American assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani with the escalated tensions and Iranian reprisals against U.S. targets in Iraq?
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Let’s afford the Iranians that same level of potential martial ineptitude as the U.S., rather than jumping to the assumption that they intentionally killed off their own people.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Donald Trump’s illegal assassination of Soleimani is all the excuse we need to pull out of yet another unwinnable, senseless war.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
If we wish to maintain the moral high ground to chastise brutal regimes like Beijing and Tehran, Canada needs to stop propping up one in Baghdad.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
As Justin Trudeau pointed out to Donald Trump during their discussion at the NATO summit, Canada has consistently been at the forefront of supporting the alliance.
Soldiers know the difference between heroic acts and criminal acts. Donald Trump, apparently, has the two confused.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Corporal Casey Brunelle, an Ottawa-based reservist in the Intelligence Branch, alleges that he faced reprisals and punishment from his chain of command.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
On the topic of Canadians wearing poppies to display respect for our men and women in uniform, I would whole-heartedly agree with Don Cherry that every Canadian should participate.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
It would seem that we have learned nothing from our 12-year fiasco in Afghanistan. We should get the hell out of Iraq now, because Canada had no stake in this conflict in the first place.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The truth is that the highly publicized U.S. assassinations of Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have done nothing to eliminate the threat of Islamic Jihadists. 
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The threats to the recent federal election were homegrown, so who will save us from ourselves?
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Given Canada’s track record of late, it’s probably for the best there weren’t any concrete foreign affairs ideas during the campaign.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
On the surface, it appears to be an open and shut case of simple betrayal on the part of the Donald. However, let’s start adding some context and modern history to the equation.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Regardless of which party gets into power on Oct. 21, expect that we will continue to support the forward deployment in Latvia, the training mission in Ukraine, and the two separate contingents we have in Iraq.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
While U.S. President Trump appears to have failed in his attempt to 'solicit interference,' the transcript of his conversation with the Ukrainian president has certainly revealed his true character.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Canada has no dog in this fight, but everyone on the planet will have a stake in the outcome of the latest Middle East proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Despite Trump’s campaign promise to end the war, there are currently more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than when Barack Obama left office.
The Aug. 21 dedication of a Ukrainian monument shouldn’t be given the appearance of official sanction by having Canadian soldiers commemorate those who collaborated with Hitler’s Nazis.
News|By Scott Taylor
One of the bigger questions we should be asking is why did it take a newspaper reporter endangering himself in order to surface the truth about these neo-Nazis?
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Any downward trend is to be commended, but at 302, the number of reported sexual misconduct incidents in a single year seems alarmingly high.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Forbidding members from displaying symbolic tattoos will prevent future embarrassment for the institution, but it does not remove the criminals or white supremacists from the military.
After a four-year term, Canada under the Liberals will be back to contributing zilch to the UN, while we continue to deploy considerable forces on U.S.- or NATO-led military adventures.
Feature|By Scott Taylor
The Chinese wanted to make the point that terrorists had in fact hit them hard, and thus they are justified in taking strong measures to reduce future threats, but provided few straight answers on a curated media tour.

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