Defence
No sign Canada has a plan to reach NATO defence spending target: U.S. NATO ambassador

No sign Canada has a plan to reach NATO defence spending target: U.S. NATO ambassador

The U.S. ambas­sador to NATO says despite the Cana­di­an gov­ern­ment claim­ing to ​“take the pledge very seri­ous­ly,” she has seen no indi­ca­tion that Cana­da has a plan to reach the NATO spend­ing tar­get of two per cent of GDP on defence.

Trudeau responds to American senators calling on Canada to increase defence spending

Trudeau responds to American senators calling on Canada to increase defence spending

Stop­ping short of offer­ing the assur­ance U.S. sen­a­tors are seek­ing, Prime…

U.S. senators write to Trudeau asking him to meet 2% GDP defence spending commitment

U.S. senators write to Trudeau asking him to meet 2% GDP defence spending commitment

A bipar­ti­san group of 23 U.S. sen­a­tors have writ­ten to Prime Min­is­ter Justin…

Canada in Extremis

    Canada in Extremis

    Rebal­anc­ing t he Cana­di­an Armed Forces and Rebuild­ing the Cana­di­an Navy.

    Military's former head of HR sues government, others for millions over handling of misconduct claim

    Military's former head of HR sues government, others for millions over handling of misconduct claim

    Claim­ing they destroyed his career to score polit­i­cal points after he was accused of…

    Blair ‘confident’ Canada will meet NATO targets with push for more spending

    Blair ‘confident’ Canada will meet NATO targets with push for more spending

    Defence Min­is­ter Bill Blair says that he is push­ing for more mil­i­tary spend­ing to…

    The navy is looking at deploying 'ghost fleets' — warships that don't need crews

    The navy is looking at deploying 'ghost fleets' — warships that don't need crews

    The Cana­di­an mil­i­tary is weigh­ing how many and what kind of ​“option­al­ly-crewed”…



    'Our NATO allies are despairing': Retired general says Trudeau government failing on defence

    'Our NATO allies are despairing': Retired general says Trudeau government failing on defence

    For­mer sol­dier Andrew Leslie was once a Lib­er­al MP who advised Trudeau on…

    Canada pitches in $76 million for 'faster' German air-defence in Ukraine

    Canada pitches in $76 million for 'faster' German air-defence in Ukraine

    Defence Min­is­ter Bill Blair is announc­ing $76 mil­lion for an effort led by Ger­many…

    U.K. takes aim at allies like Canada, wants higher NATO targets

    U.K. takes aim at allies like Canada, wants higher NATO targets

    Britain’s For­eign Sec­re­tary David Cameron is urg­ing the U.K.’s allies, includ­ing…

    Drones and AI are rewriting the rulebook on naval warfare — with uncertain consequences

    Drones and AI are rewriting the rulebook on naval warfare — with uncertain consequences

    They have an incon­spic­u­ous des­ig­na­tion but the Ukrain­ian intel­li­gence offi­cers…

    Group Up! A Case For Accelerated Canadian Submarine Procurement

    Group Up! A Case For Accelerated Canadian Submarine Procurement

    To any­one who been fol­low­ing defence relat­ed media of late, it will come as no…

    Top soldier says military looking for 'clarity' on Ottawa's budget plans

    Top soldier says military looking for 'clarity' on Ottawa's budget plans

    Just over a month into the new fis­cal year and two weeks after the fed­er­al…

    Blair says he couldn't sell Canadians, cabinet on 'magical threshold' of NATO target

    Blair says he couldn't sell Canadians, cabinet on 'magical threshold' of NATO target

    Defence Min­is­ter Bill Blair says it’s hard to con­vince cab­i­net and Cana­di­ans that…

    Royal Military College promo video includes Kanye West song about fellatio and sexual intercourse

    Royal Military College promo video includes Kanye West song about fellatio and sexual intercourse

    A new pro­mo­tion­al video for the Roy­al Mil­i­tary Col­lege uses a song by Kayne…

    New Norad commander calls Canada's defence policy update 'very encouraging'

    New Norad commander calls Canada's defence policy update 'very encouraging'

    Amer­i­can troops will be spend­ing more time train­ing in the Far North, the new…



    Majority of Canadians still prefer increasing our defence spending to reach the 2% NATO ally target

    Majority of Canadians still prefer increasing our defence spending to reach the 2% NATO ally target

    Sim­i­lar to pre­vi­ous waves, near­ly two in three Cana­di­ans pre­fer increas­ing…

    ‘Secret’ drone installation to be built at Uplands, federal records reveal

    ‘Secret’ drone installation to be built at Uplands, federal records reveal

    Uplands will be the site for a new $65-mil­lion mil­i­tary facil­i­ty to con­trol…

    As Russia presses forward, Ukraine pleads with Canada for armour, air defence

    As Russia presses forward, Ukraine pleads with Canada for armour, air defence

    A lead­ing mem­ber of the Ukrain­ian par­lia­ment deliv­ered stark warn­ings to…

    Demands of defence policy almost double military's recruitment gap, top soldier warns

    Demands of defence policy almost double military's recruitment gap, top soldier warns

    The recruit­ing hole in which the Cana­di­an mil­i­tary finds itself is deep­er and…

    Critics attack long timelines in defence plan as military awaits a budget boost

    Critics attack long timelines in defence plan as military awaits a budget boost

    There will be mon­ey set aside in today’s fed­er­al bud­get for the Depart­ment of…

    Canada’s Arctic defence policy update: All flash, no bang

    Canada’s Arctic defence policy update: All flash, no bang

    The Cana­di­an government’s recent defence pol­i­cy update, Our North: Strong and Free,…

    Canada’s top soldier touts renewed Arctic strategy amid China and Russia’s push to deepen ties

    Canada’s top soldier touts renewed Arctic strategy amid China and Russia’s push to deepen ties

    A sharp­er focus on the Arc­tic in Ottawa’s defence pol­i­cy is a strate­gic move…

    Justin Trudeau’s big defence policy update took two years to create. But it still leaves major questions unanswered

    Justin Trudeau’s big defence policy update took two years to create. But it still leaves major…

    The Lib­er­als’ lat­est nation­al defence plan was a full two years in the works,…

    Shooting blanks: Why so many Canadian defence policies fail to launch

    Shooting blanks: Why so many Canadian defence policies fail to launch

    With absolute­ly no excep­tions, every defence pol­i­cy pre­sent­ed by the Cana­di­an…



    Dire Straits: Houthi aggression in the Bab al-Mandab Strait

    Dire Straits: Houthi aggression in the Bab al-Mandab Strait

    Since Novem­ber 2023, Yemen’s Ansar Allah mili­tia – known as the Houthis, after its…

    Canada’s new defence policy commits to exploring, instead of committing

    Canada’s new defence policy commits to exploring, instead of committing

    Cana­da is promis­ing to pump bil­lions into the mil­i­tary. The Lib­er­al government’s…

    Trudeau government announces billions more for the military — but still won’t meet NATO’s spending target

    Trudeau government announces billions more for the military — but still won’t meet NATO’s spending…

    Cana­da will raise mil­i­tary spend­ing by more than $8 bil­lion over the next five years…

    Canadian soldier missing, presumed dead in Swiss avalanche: Armed Forces

    Canadian soldier missing, presumed dead in Swiss avalanche: Armed Forces

    The Cana­di­an mil­i­tary says a sol­dier is pre­sumed dead after being caught in an…

    What Spending Two Per Cent of GDP on National Defence Means for Canada

      What Spending Two Per Cent of GDP on National Defence Means for Canada

      The authors are grate­ful to numer­ous defence and secu­ri­ty strate­gists includ­ing…

      Former Afghan interpreter suing Global Affairs employee, Canadian government for alleged sexual assaults

      Former Afghan interpreter suing Global Affairs employee, Canadian government for alleged sexual…

      A female for­mer Afghan inter­preter who worked for the Cana­di­an gov­ern­ment in…

      NATO at 75: Is Canada losing its grip on the world's greatest military alliance?

      NATO at 75: Is Canada losing its grip on the world's greatest military alliance?

      Inar­guably big­ger and more sea­soned than it was when it was born from the ash­es of…

      As NATO turns 75, should Canada push for its original vision of the alliance?

      As NATO turns 75, should Canada push for its original vision of the alliance?

      On Thurs­day, NATO turned 75 and maybe we should pause to con­sid­er the nature of an…

      NATO at 75 and Canada’s New Defence Reality

      NATO at 75 and Canada’s New Defence Reality

      NATO, the longest-endur­ing alliance of democ­ra­cies, turns 75 on April 4. The for­mal…

      Success assured? Appraising the Canadian-led Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Latvia

      Success assured? Appraising the Canadian-led Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Latvia

      At the 2016 NATO War­saw Sum­mit, mem­bers announced the for­ma­tion of the enhanced…

      Canadian Armed Forces deployed to Jamaica to help train CARICOM troops

      Canadian Armed Forces deployed to Jamaica to help train CARICOM troops

      A few dozen Cana­di­an Armed Forces mem­bers have been deployed to Jamaica to train…

      Probe clears military police in case of pilot charged with sexual assault who took his own life

      Probe clears military police in case of pilot charged with sexual assault who took his own life

      An almost two-year-long inter­nal inves­ti­ga­tion into how mil­i­tary police han­dled…

      The China Factor in the Evolution of Cross-Strait Relations, 2024 and Onward

        The China Factor in the Evolution of Cross-Strait Relations, 2024 and Onward

        In the com­ing decade, main­land Chi­na can be expect­ed to con­tin­ue affirm­ing,…

        Military ditching aptitude test for some applicants, will start accepting recruits with medical conditions

        Military ditching aptitude test for some applicants, will start accepting recruits with medical…

        The mil­i­tary has dropped its apti­tude test from the appli­ca­tion process for dozens…

        Civilian advisers who served in Afghanistan deserve compensation now, ombudsman says

        Civilian advisers who served in Afghanistan deserve compensation now, ombudsman says

        Canada’s mil­i­tary ombuds­man is call­ing on the Depart­ment of Nation­al Defence (DND)…

        Trudeau’s denials are “patently false” on weapons exports to Israel: Ploughshares

        Trudeau’s denials are “patently false” on weapons exports to Israel: Ploughshares

        Cana­di­an peace research group Project Ploughshares says state­ments by For­eign…

        Email reveals that Ottawa told Canada's top soldier not to call budget changes 'cuts'

        Email reveals that Ottawa told Canada's top soldier not to call budget changes 'cuts'

        Canada’s top sol­dier was told he could­n’t use the word ​“cut” in a memo to…

        As Bill Blair ramps up his warnings about the state of the military, Trudeau sticks to his script

        As Bill Blair ramps up his warnings about the state of the military, Trudeau sticks to his script

        There’s a school of thought that sug­gests it’s nev­er a good idea to dis­agree…