SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Thursday, 21 August 2014 - Updated at 0930 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Mark Gollom | CBC News
Why ISIS beheaded the U.S. journalist

Chris Selley | National Post
Full Pundit: Julian Fantino would like a word with our veterans

Jesse Kline | National Post
The GOP vs. the police state

Terry Glavin | The Ottawa Citizen
The great struggle of our generation

Editorial | The Ottawa Citizen
Wayne Wouters’ public service yet to be defined

International Commentary

International News

The Associated Press
Interpol Urges World Response to Iraq Extremists

ABC News
World Appalled by James Foley Beheading, Obama Says - More

The Guardian
James Foley, from classroom to war zone, remembered as ‘best of America’ - More - More

Thomson Reuters News
Woman sentenced in plot to steal U.S. nuclear secrets

The Associated Press
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

Thomson Reuters News
France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State

Thomson Reuters News
Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling

Thomson Reuters News
Heavy fighting erupts in Benghazi, killing five

Thomson Reuters News
Liberian police fire on protesters

Thomson Reuters News
Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders - More

The Associated Press
Some See Qatar’s Hand in Collapse of Gaza Talks

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley - More

The Associated Press
Militants use British killer as propaganda - More

The Associated Press
Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

Thomson Reuters News
Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country

Thomson Reuters News
Imran Khan opens talks with Pakistan government over protests

The Associated Press
Australia Cites Reporter’s Killing in Law Reforms

The Associated Press
Nicolás Maduro Pays Visit to Fidel Castro

Thomson Reuters News
Top Guatemalan general killed in Bell 206 crash near Mexican border

The New York Times
On This Day: August 21