SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Updated at 1745 hrs EST

Canadian News

CBC News
Government announces fighter jet competition, purchase of used jets - More

The Huffington Post
Plan For Interim Jets Tackles ‘Capability Gap’

The Globe and Mail
Ottawa says it won’t buy fighter jets from companies that harm Canada’s economy - More

The Canadian Press
Couple makes history by commanding same Canadian navy ship

Postmedia News
Hundreds complain to Veterans Affairs about disorganized Vimy Ridge ceremony

The Globe and Mail
Arctic scientists battle cancelled expedition, expiration of federal funding

iPolitics
Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick combing public service for ideas on fixing Phoenix

CBC News
U.S. revoking travel visas from visitors who plan to claim asylum in Canada

The Globe and Mail
Up to 100,000 Canadians could wrongly be on no-fly list, research suggests

Reuters News Agency
Canadian dollar near flat ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve decision, Stephen Poloz speech

The Canadian Press
Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched - More

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: December 12

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

International News

Reuters News Agency
Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentless

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Military court case uncovers Marine sex escapades at Miramar

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Marines: Unseen gas line sparked Camp Pendleton explosion that badly burned 15 troops

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Has the Navy righted the littoral combat ship?

The Associated Press
Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

The Associated Press
Veterans seek class action lawsuit over 1966 Palomares ‘Broken Arrow’ accident - More

The Associated Press
Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack - More

The Atlantic
Another Failed ISIS Attack

Reuters News Agency
Roy Moore embraces Trump message on eve of Alabama election - More

The Associated Press
Turbulent U.S. Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters - More

The Globe and Mail
Moore goes all-in on God and Trump

The Hill
Spotlight back on Trump harassment accusations - More - More

The Associated Press
Trump says senator ‘would do anything’ for cash

The Washington Post
Trump sends sexually suggestive and demeaning tweet about Kirsten Gillibrand - More - More

The Hill
CNN accuses Trump of online bullying after attack on Don Lemon

The Washington Post
Trying to protect the president from Mueller’s ‘killers’

The Associated Press
As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

The New York Times
Ryan Lizza Fired by The New Yorker Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation - More

Navy Times
Trump accuses Democrats of blocking military funding in budget negotiations

Reuters News Agency
Doubts about U.S. State Department redesign deepen with erroneous comments

The Associated Press
NTSB cites weak safety culture by owner of sunken El Faro

The Associated Press
Paris hosts major climate summit, and it’s all about Trump

Reuters News Agency
Kremlin: We see Trump’s tweets as official statements

Reuters News Agency
Return of defeated IS fighters ‘real threat’ to Russia

Reuters News Agency
Robert Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

Reuters News Agency
Russia will keep bases in Syria to strike at ‘terrorists’: Kremlin

The New York Times
Hunting Taliban and Islamic State Fighters, From 20,000 Feet

Navy Times
Helmand again the focus of US strategy in Afghanistan

Navy Times
US service member dies in vehicle incident in Afghanistan

Reuters News Agency
Thai PM says no trade with North Korea

Reuters News Agency
PLA air force conducts ‘island encirclement’ patrols near Taiwan

The Associated Press
Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with North Korea

United Press International
North Korea says human rights problems don’t exist

Reuters News Agency
South Korea conducts anti-terror drills ahead of Winter Games

Reuters News Agency
Japanese air force drills with U.S. bombers, stealth fighters near Korean peninsula

Reuters News Agency
Cuba tells U.S. suspension of visas is hurting families

The New York Times
On This Day: December 12

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Feux en Californie : distribution massive de masques respiratoires

Agence France-Presse
Une juge permet le recrutement de militaires transgenres

Agence France-Presse
« Tentative d’attentat terroriste » à New York, trois blessés - Plus

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Explosion dans le métro à Manhattan : Trump dénonce le « laxisme » du système d’immigration - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Trois femmes accusent Donald Trump de comportements sexuels déplacés

Agence France-Presse
Un journaliste du New Yorker licencié, mais conteste

Agence France-Presse
Macron interpelle Trump sur sa « responsabilité face à l’Histoire »

Agence France-Presse
Un proche de Larossi Abballa inculpé

Agence France-Presse
Poutine critique Trump pour sa position sur Jérusalem

Agence France-Presse
Le statut de Jérusalem continue de mobiliser la rue et la diplomatie

Agence France-Presse
Sous-marin argentin : nouvelle piste à 1.000 m de profondeur

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