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Diplomacy and dialogue the only sane way forward with North Korea

September 18, 2017

“We will, under no circumstances, put the nukes and ballistic rockets on the negotiating table. Neither shall we flinch even an inch from the road to bolstering up the nuclear forces chosen by ourselves, unless the hostile policy and nuclear threat of the U.S. against the D.P.R.K. are fundamentally eliminated.” [Emphasis added.] Former Senior American official, […]

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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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Liberals should say “no” again to American BMD

March 13, 2017

Both Conservative and Liberal governments have concluded, in 1985 and 2005 respectively, that participation in American ballistic missile defence does not accord with Canadian defence and security priorities. The Trudeau Liberals would be wise to do the same. — Peggy Mason (9 May 2017, Esprit de Corps) At the beginning of April 2016, the Liberal […]

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$40 billion and missile defense still doesn’t work

July 11, 2016

In early May, Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason warned the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence of the problems plaguing the American missile defence system known as Ground-based Midcourse Defence, or GMD. Additional information has recently come to light, underscoring yet again how the Missile Defence Agency continues to mislead Congress and the […]

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