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Policy Briefing: Defence Policy Briefing
The Kandahar monument, pictured in its original home, bears 190 plaques commemorating Canadians killed in the Afghanistan theatre, including 158 soldiers and others, like Calgary Herald journalist Michelle Lang. After its relocation to DND's publicly inaccessible headquarters received backlash, Chief of Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, vowed to 'turn this around.' Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Move Kandahar monument to Beechwood National Memorial Centre to save face

Opinion|Scott Taylor
The Beechwood National Memorial Centre is the final resting place of 27 Afghanistan veterans, the highest concentration of fallen warriors from that conflict in any Canadian cemetery.
We need to work to end nuclear proliferation. We must join the nations in the Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and press NATO to do the same.
Canada is facing increasing and multifaceted national security challenges in today’s international security environment.
News|Neil Moss
The trade show typically attracts more than 11,000 attendees and has over 300 exhibits.
The service of our Canadian Armed Forces members is evident around the world, and right here at home where Canadians can rely on them to assist during difficult times.
The current Liberal government policy and the Standing Committee on National Defence’s Interim Report on Canada’s Task Force in Mali fail to properly understand that the early departure of Canadian Forces will severely restrict UN operations in Mali.
Canada has a number of Arctic maritime disputes, most notably with the United States over the status of the Northwest Passage and whether they are internal waters conferring full sovereignty as Ottawa asserts or are an international strait sanctioning transit rights for foreign vessels as Washington argues.
Canadians are rightly concerned with Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government who continue to erode the morale of our military, inappropriately interfere to benefit their own partisan interests, and smear the reputation of anyone who spoke the truth and got in their way.
'General Vance is meeting with Vice-Admiral Norman to discuss next steps with him. I am going to give Gen. Vance, as Vice-Admiral Norman’s immediate superior, time to have this discussion,' says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.
The second APOV, the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, is now structurally assembled in Halifax, with its bow section having been attached in early May.

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