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Hagel to call for shrinking Army to pre-WWII size
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to call Monday for shrinking the U.S. Army to its smallest size since 1940, among other cuts, drawing criticism that the drastic changes will hurt U.S. security.
Canadian Forces gear stuck in Kandahar for nearly 3 years
Hundreds of shipping containers filled with expensive and important military equipment used in the Canadian combat mission in Kandahar were stranded in Afghanistan for years and are only now finally finding their way back to military storehouses in Canada
Feds shelve plans to buy new military patrol airplanes
The federal Conservative government’s centrepiece defence strategy has taken another hit as plans to buy a new fleet of airplanes to patrol Canada’s coasts and its Arctic territory by 2020 have been effectively shelved.
Snowbirds flying team cancels U.S. shows after budget cuts
Canada’s famed Snowbirds aerobatic flying team has been forced to cancel all shows in the United States because of budget cuts. Captain Thomas Edelson, a spokesman for the Snowbirds, said the number of flying hours were cut for the Canadian Forces squadro
Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils
BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police offici
The feds really want a procurement win
The mere mention of the word procurement probably makes federal ministers restless in their seats. Military procurement has, shall we say, not gone well for the Tory government. So rare is the occasion that the army or air force or navy execute the big bu
Ex-Soldiers Take Aim At Vets Office Closures
OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino appeared to add insult to injury late Tuesday in firmly rejecting the pleas of ex-soldiers to halt the impending closure of eight of the department's regional offices.
Farmer Frank Meyers vows to fight CFB Trenton expropriation
An 85-year-old Quinte West, Ont., farmer — reinvigorated by sudden support he has received through a social media campaign — is vowing to fight the federal government's expropriation of his land as part of a planned expansion to CFB Trenton.
Saab wins Brazil jet deal after NSA spying sours Boeing bid
Brazil awarded a $4.5billion contract to Saab AB on Wednesday to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup for the Swedish company after news of U.S. spying on Brazilians helped derail Boeing's chances for the deal. The contract, negotiated
“Mission success:” Harry and wounded warriors reach South Pole
Twelve wounded warriors — two of them Canadian — reached the South Pole with Prince Harry Friday morning after a 320-kilometre ski trip. They stood for souvenir photos beside the pole. There really is a pole, a red-and-white striped marker like a barber p
Meet the Canadian pilot who protects Washington's skies
He's the first and only Canadian to be part of the U.S. Coast Guard team that protects the airspace above the White House. Capt. Jeffery Powell is used to doing search and rescue in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, but now flies air defence missions over the
Japan's WWII super-submarine found scuttled off Hawaii
Scientists plumbing the Pacific Ocean off the Hawaii coast have discovered a Second World War era Japanese submarine, a technological marvel that had been preparing to attack the Panama Canal before being scuttled by U.S. forces.
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