SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - Updated at 2215 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Editorial | The Globe and Mail
The radical Islamist who decided against attacking Islamic monuments

Andrew Coyne | National Post
Savouring the summer of wonk

Clifford Orwin | The Globe and Mail
The pitiable pivots of Trump

Nicolas Lloreda | The Globe and Mail
Colombia nears its moment of truth

Editorial | The Globe and Mail
When it comes to the money that politicians spend, we worry about the wrong stuff

International Commentary

Dominic Tierney | The Atlantic
The Twenty Years’ War

Stephen Biddle and Jacob Shapiro | Defense One
The U.S. Should Contain ISIS and Move On

Samantha Vinograd | Defense One
When Campaigns Smear Generals and Intelligence Officers

Mark Gilbert | Bloomberg View
Brexit Delay Risks Triggering a Shotgun Divorce

James Bamford | Reuters News Agency
Evidence points to another Snowden at the NSA

William E. Pomeranz | Reuters News Agency
Putin’s ever-shrinking circle shows a return to Soviet politics

Eugene Robinson | The Washington Post
Trump ‘pivots’ 360 degrees, back into the mud

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Don’t fall for Trump’s pivot toward ‘humane’ immigration policies

Editorial | The New York Times
Donald Trump Cues Up Another Conspiracy

Editorial | The New York Times
The Fake $400 Million Iran ‘Ransom’ Story

International News

Breaking Defense
F-35 Racks Up Weapons Tests

Reuters News Agency
New York Times says suspected Russian hackers targeted Moscow bureau

The Washington Post
Reported hack of New York Times might fuel more talk of Russia assisting Trump

Bloomberg News
Clinton Rejects Trump’s Speculation That She’s in Poor Health - More

Reuters News Agency
Clinton says U.S. presidential election an ‘alternative reality’

CBC News
Hillary Clinton’s edge over Donald Trump gets less comfortable

The Atlantic
Hillary Clinton's Latest Email Scapegoat: Colin Powell

The Associated Press
Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

Reuters News Agency
Florida announces Zika case hundreds of miles from Miami

Reuters News Agency
Oil slips below $49

Defense News
France Plans Inquiry into Scorpene Submarine Design Leak

Reuters News Agency
Western powers accused of flouting international law by selling arms to Saudis

The New York Times
‘It Had to Be Stopped’: Heroes Rise Amid France Terror Attacks

Bloomberg Businessweek
Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

The Associated Press
Russian soldier sentenced to life for murder in Armenia

The Associated Press
More migrants die in Mediterranean as risks increase

The Washington Post
Inside the brutal but bizarrely bureaucratic world of the Islamic State in Libya

Reuters News Agency
Kerry tells South Sudan leaders to stick to peace deal or else

Reuters News Agency
Nigerian air force says kills top Boko Haram militants

The Globe and Mail
In light of the Timbuktu conviction, a history of destruction of cultural sites

Reuters News Agency
In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike - More

The Washington Post
Biden tells Baltic NATO allies to pay no attention to Trump

The New York Times
After Failed Coup, Turkey Enters a Rare Period of Unity

The Associated Press
Tehran renames street near Saudi Embassy for executed cleric

Reuters News Agency
Turkish military returns fire in Syria after ISIS shells hit border town

Reuters News Agency
Syria Kurds win battle with government, Turkey mobilizes against them

Reuters News Agency
U.N. readies for Iraqi refugee exodus from Mosul

Reuters News Agency
Massacre reports show U.S. inability to curb Iraq militias

Reuters News Agency
One killed, 30 wounded by explosions in southern Thailand

The Associated Press
Thai military court rejects torture allegation in bomb trial

Reuters News Agency
Over 1,900 killed in Philippines war on drugs - More

The Associated Press
Some of the Philippine president’s memorable verbal broadsides

Reuters News Agency
Philippine court temporarily stops burial of Marcos in heroes’ cemetery

Breaking Defense
Chinese Threaten Japan, Australia Over South China Sea

The Associated Press
UN: North Korea plants mines near Korean border village

Reuters News Agency
North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile - More

The Associated Press
North Korea seeks UN meeting on US-South Korea exercises

The Washington Post
A huge crack is spreading across one of Antarctica’s biggest ice shelves

The Canadian Press
Venezuela’s Olympic athletes to get free housing from government

The New York Times
On This Day: August 23

Agence France-Presse
Des Russes auraient piraté le New York Times

Agence France-Presse
Le chanteur Alice Cooper se lance dans la course à la Maison-Blanche

Agence France-Presse
La santé de Clinton, nouvelle cible du camp Trump

Agence France-Presse
Critiquée, la Fondation Clinton annonce des changements

Agence France-Presse
Clinton prête pour un débat « dingue » avec Trump

Agence France-Presse
Italie : un jeune Afghan parcourt 400 km accroché sous un camion

Agence France-Presse
Moscou appelle Washington à plus d'action contre l’ex-branche syrienne d’Al-Qaïda

La Presse
Les « Vengeurs du delta du Niger » déposent les armes pour négocier

Agence France-Presse
John Kerry invite l’armée nigériane à la retenue - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Washington saisi de l'extradition de l'ex-imam turc Gülen

Agence France-Presse
Confusion totale sur les auteurs de l’attentat de Gaziantep

Agence France-Presse
L’ONU redoute une «catastrophe humanitaire» à Alep

Agence France-Presse
Attaques chimiques en Syrie : un rapport de l’ONU attendu cette semaine

Agence France-Presse
Gaza : les États-Unis exhortent de nouveau leurs ressortissants à partir

Agence France-Presse
Nouvelle opération antidjihadistes en préparation de la bataille de Mossoul

Agence France-Presse
Thaïlande : un attentat fait un mort et plus de 30 blessés dans le sud rebelle

Agence France-Presse
La Corée du Nord a tiré un missile depuis un sous-marin

Agence France-Presse
Le missile nord-coréen est entré dans la zone d'identification de défense aérienne japonaise

Agence France-Presse
Venezuela : révocation des fonctionnaires soutenant le référendum

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