Canada’s relationship with the F-35 Lightning II Joint-Strike Fighter is a long and complicated one. In this article, Justin Dell provides an overview of this chapter in the history of Canadian military procurement, underscores some of the implications of Canada’s actions towards this weapons program, and argues that the Canadian government has made the wrong decision in turning its back on the aircraft.
Efficient mental-health programs can have a significant impact on the psychological well-being of soldiers. In this article, Stephanie Gomes provides a more thorough explanation of these programs, while also encouraging more efforts to be made on the part of the Department of National Defence as well as Canadians.
The recently-signed Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea has the potential for far-reaching effects, both in the region and throughout Europe. The way this decades-old dispute was solved With security, energy, legal and economic issues at play, it is important to understand what has been resolved, and what is still at stake.
In his latest article, Graham Trusler discusses Operation IMPACT and Canadian peacekeeping efforts in Iraq.
In her most recent article, Isabelle-Ava Pointon discusses bilingualism in the Canadian Armed Forces. With increased legislation and heightened cultural significance, bilingualism within the CAF appears to be increasing. Despite this, barriers still remain towards achieving a completely bilingual military.
Isabelle Ava-Pointon discusses the ongoing situation in Ukraine, and why joint Canadian-Ukrainian military operations like UNIFIER are still important for maintaining security within the region.