As a group of thirty nations, NATO militaries are required to standardize their ammunition, logistics, tactics, and ranks to make it easier to operate as a whole. In actual combat conditions, a multinational coalition of soldiers might suddenly need to operate equipment from another member state’s military, and standardizing equipment ensures their ability to keep Read More…
Between War and Peace: Implications of the Afghan Peace Deal
A discussion on the fragile trajectory of peace in Afghanistan and the Doha Agreement peace deal, hosted by the NATO Association of Canada.
“The Dogs Are Eating Them Now”: An Account of the Heartbreaking Futility of the Canadian War in Afghanistan
Guest contributor Rachel Zack provides a review of Graeme Smith’s sobering account of Canadian involvement in the war in Afghanistan. She argues that Canadian policymakers can garner important lessons from the experience and legacy he describes.
A Short History of Nearly Everything NATO: Pt. 3
Ian and Aishwarya continue their A Short History of Nearly Everything NATO with this installation discussing NATO in Afghanistan.
ISAF in Kandahar: Canada’s Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan
John Pollock provides an in-depth look at Canada’s role in Kandahar with ISAF.
At the Ready: The Reserves 2000 in 2015
Check out the NAOC’s recap of our Reserves 2000 event!
A Look at the New General
The Canadian Armed Forces has a new top commander. Paul Pryce discusses the background of General Jonathan Vance and the implications of this appointment.
The Fragile Relationship between NATO Soldiers and Afghan Security Forces
Allyson Haarstad discusses concerns about the readiness of Afghan forces
The Suicide Problem Facing the Canadian Forces
Daniel Hart on suicide in the Canadian Forces
Neverending Story: When will Canada withdraw from Afghanistan?
Nil Sendil on the Canadian withdrawal from Afghanistan.