Reading Time: 4 minutesI am speaking specifically about this country’s financial contribution to NATO, the international alliance formed after the Second World War, constructed around the principle of collective defence. Article 5 of the establishing charter declares that “an attack on one is an attack on all.” […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesDonald Trump says too many NATO countries, including Canada, don’t pay their fair share of defence costs. The U.S. president is right about that. But the real question facing the 29-member alliance is far more fundamental. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesAnd so Canadian soldiers are heading back to Europe.
Times change and the world, despite a steady drumbeat of appalling headlines, is safer for us than for our parents. So the deployment of 450 Canadian Forces troops to Latvia won’t be nearly as formidable as the deployment to West Germany – often more than 10 times larger – that was Canada’s defining military commitment for 42 years through the Cold War. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff
A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) took the life of a Canadian Forces member Saturday. Master Corporal Byron Greff was one of 17 killed in the suicide bomber attack which stuck an International security Assistance Force (ISAF) vehicle at approximately 11:30 a.m. Kandahar time. […]
Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Edmonton – Drivers could soon be seeing a lot more veterans’ licence plates on the highway. The distinctive plate with its red poppy and maple leaf will now be available to currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Beginning Aug. 16, current armed forces members with at least three years of service will be able to apply for veterans’ plates, and when … […]