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New Anti-Terrorism Legislation ComingWar on Drugs Fought by CAFCanada’s Role in Iraq EvolvingMore Non-lethal Support for IraqGeneral Lawson Meets With NATO Counterparts

New Anti-Terrorism Legislation Coming

A roundtable discussion how best to protect Canadians from the evolving threats of terrorism and extremism took place on January 29. The meeting came as a response to the international jihadist movement declaring war on Canada, on Canadian allies, and on the sacred values and way of life of Canadians. “That’s why our Government committed the Canadian...
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War on Drugs Fought by CAF

The Royal Canadian Navy will deploy warships from both the East and West Coasts, as part of Operation CARIBBE 2015 while the Royal Canadian Air Force will provide CP-140 Aurora aircraft from various long-range patrol squadrons. Operation CARIBBE is one of the many activities undertaken by the Government of Canada and DND/CAF as part of Canada's...
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Canada’s Role in Iraq Evolving

Canadian Special Operation Forces (CANSOF) were fired on twice in the past week as they provided tactical training to Iraqi Security Forces, as such they returned fire on Islamic State Militants as an act of self-defence. The Canadian soldiers were at the front lines examining terrain with their Iraqi counterparts when they came under attack. “Our role...
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More Non-lethal Support for Iraq

The Government of Canada announced today its intention of donating further non-lethal military gear to Iraqi Security Forces, expanding their capability to combat what is being called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The announcement was made by the Minister of Defence Rob Nicholson in advance of a meeting he will attend in...
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General Lawson Meets With NATO Counterparts

Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson met with his North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) counterparts in Brussels, Belgium, from January 21 to 22, 2015. Members of the Alliance discussed key military challenges and received situations reports on events in Central and Eastern Europe and Afghanistan. During this two-day meeting, NATO's Chiefs of Defence...
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