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POLICY - DEFENCE & SECURITY
Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, says the Canadian Armed Forces has plans in place and troops sequestered in anticipation of being called upon to assist with the COVID-19 response. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men and women shouldn’t be putting the coronavirus egg back together again

Opinion|Scott Taylor
A premature, public relations optics-only deployment of the CAF is not going to help fix this broken egg called COVID-19.
Opinion|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.
This division between Canadians and foreign nationals, us and them, risks stoking racism and xenophobia, which has been frequently reported in the wake of the outbreak.
Opinion|Scott Taylor
Like the sign says in the china shop, ‘if you break it, you bought it.’ Canada did not break Iraq.
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Opinion|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|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.
If industry, government, and academia work closely, we have an opportunity to become a model for the rest of the world, and show what’s possible when all stakeholders come together for a common goal.
Opinion|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.
'Disarmament is not something idealistic or a utopian ideology,' says UN high rep for disarmament affairs Izumi Nakamitsu, and that it's 'part of security.'
Opinion|Douglas Roche
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would better display Canada’s worthiness for a UN Security Council seat by action to back the body's efforts to put some teeth in nuclear disarmament.
Opinion|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.
News|Neil Moss
Canada currently has 120 Canadian Force members deployed to Africa, down from 427 members that were deployed to the continent during the Canada's contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.
Opinion|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|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|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|Cong Peiwu
Politicizing 5G will not only be detrimental to the development of 5G, but it will also violate the principle of fair competition and go against the common interest of the international community.
To say the flagrant attack on the Iranian military leader changed the channel for Trump is an understatement. By the weekend, there was little trace of the impeachment issue in the media.
News|Neil Moss
There isn't much Canada can do to actively de-escalate the rising U.S.-Iran tensions with little leverage in the region, say experts.
Opinion|Scott Taylor
Donald Trump’s illegal assassination of Soleimani is all the excuse we need to pull out of yet another unwinnable, senseless war.
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