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In my latest at the Diplomat I offer unsolicited, probably unwelcome advice to our neighbor to the north: NATO, and the capabilities that Canada has developed in order to effectively participate in NATO operations, will likely hold less relevance for Canadian strategic interests in the future than it has in the past. In particular, the […]

What Allies are For

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In Robert Farley
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On April 22, 2010
Strangely, when we hear claims that the Obama administration coddles enemies and scorns friends they never refer to concerns like this: Fresh from signing a strategic nuclear arms deal with Russia, the United States is parrying a push by NATO allies to withdraw its aging stockpile of tactical nuclear weapons from Europe. At a meeting […]
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Thursday Frigate Blogging

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On September 18, 2008
Meet SPS Almirante Juan de Bourbon. She is 6200 ton AEGIS frigate (more of a destroyer, really), capable of 29 knots and armed with SM-2 Standard surface-to-air missiles, Harpoon surface-to-surface missiles, and anti-submarine torpedos. SPS Almirante Juan de Bourbon (named after King Juan Carlos’ father) was one of the first NATO warships to enter the […]

Whither NATO Revisited

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On August 20, 2008

I’m not sure I get all of this handwringing over the NATO response to the war between Russia and Georgia. There is a really simple, clearly understandable explanation for why NATO didn’t c

Canada’s Contribution

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On May 5, 2008
Back in 2005 I sat on a panel at the University of Kentucky library on the future of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. At one point the conversation became heated, with an interlocutor from the audience suggesting that those who opposed the wars should move to Canada, where (and I paraphrase) the people seemed […]
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