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2-year extension of Iraq mission lacks transparency and oversight

June 30, 2017

In a June 29th press release, the Department of National Defence announced a two year, $371 million extension to the Canadian mission in Iraq. The mission will now run until at least March 2019 and gives Defence Chief General Jonathan Vance authority to “deploy capabilities as needs arise,” including the option of sending up to […]

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ICG report examines pitfalls of U.S. counter-terrorism strategy

March 31, 2017

A new report by the International Crisis Group examines President Trump’s emerging counter-terrorism policies, the dilemmas his administration faces in battling ISIS and al-Qaeda across the Middle East and South Asia, and how to avoid deepening the disorder both groups exploit. See: Counter-terrorism Pitfalls: What the U.S. Fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda Should Avoid (Special […]

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Devastating Amnesty Report prompts USA hold on cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

May 30, 2016

Even as Ottawa groups were planning a demonstration against the sordid Canada–Saudi arms deal, to coincide with the appearance of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan at the annual CANSEC military trade show, Amnesty International issued a devastating new report on Saudi atrocities in Yemen. The report catalogues the grave risks of injury and death facing civilians […]

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Our disastrous military interventions

April 8, 2016

Gar Pardy is a Rideau Institute Senior Adviser. This article was originally published in Embassy News on Wed. April 6th, 2016. There can be no expectation that our military interventions will do more good than the obvious disaster they are. We spiral into confusion and frustration amid the consequences of our military interventions in places […]

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