SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - Updated at 1945 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Embassy News
DND struggled to meet planning expectations into 2013

Postmedia News
Advances in prosthetic limbs have come a long way in 100 years

Postmedia News
China, U.S. navies put rivalries aside at RIMPAC 2014 - More

The Globe and Mail
Corporate spying case reveals details of sophisticated system

CBC News
Su Bin, accused by FBI of hacking, denied bail

National Post
RCMP charge B.C. man who went to Syria with terrorism

National Post
Canadians serving with Israeli military amid Gaza conflict

The Ottawa Citizen
Canada’s ambassador to Israel draws fire

The Toronto Star
At UN, Canada Blames Hamas for Gaza Casualties

The Ottawa Citizen
Air Canada cancels Tel Aviv flights for second day

CBC News
NOTAMs typically issued by countries to define closed, open airspace - More

The Globe and Mail
Omar Khadr seeking the right to tell his story to reporters

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: July 23

Canadian Commentary

Adam Chapnick | Embassy Newspaper
Want to really support Israel? Drop the partisan sniping

Rafael Barak | The Toronto Star
Israel’s fight is with Hamas, not the people of Gaza

Gabor Maté | The Toronto Star
Beautiful dream of Israel has become a nightmare

Brian Stewart | CBC News
The world seems like a violent, chaotic place

Mark Steyn | National Post
Israel and Ukraine, each fighting against the forces of terror and chaos

Matt Gurney | National Post
Attacks on Ben Gurion airport may be Hamas’ undoing

Bob Rae | The Globe and Mail
I know from experience the horror of airliner attacks

Wesley K. Wark | The Ottawa Citizen
The intelligence war over Ukraine

Oksana Bashuk Hepburn | The Ottawa Citizen
Hold Putin to account

Editorial | The Globe and Mail
Gaza polls suggests that, even now, peace is still possible

Scott Taylor | Embassy Newspaper
Collateral damage or mass murder?

Jeffrey Simpson | The Globe and Mail
No facts please, it’s cellphone policy

Chris Selley | National Post
Full Pundit: Everything Stephen Harper’s done wrong

Terry Glavin | The Ottawa Citizen
They just don’t get it

Editorial | The Ottawa Citizen
Let journalists question Omar Khadr

International Commentary

Nina Khrushcheva | The Globe and Mail
Will Putin crash and burn with MH17?

Roger Cohen | The New York Times
When crisis comes, Europe vanishes

Yleem D.S. Poblete | The Washington Times
Terrorist threats in the Americas

Alan M. Dershowitz | National Post
Hamas might have just killed any chance of a two-state solution

Alex VanNess | The Washington Times
Keep Rafah closed

Clifford D. May | The Washington Times
Barbarians at Jordan’s gate

John McClaughry | The Washington Times
Finish off the “Islamic State” quickly and cheaply

David Keene | The Washington Times
The lone soldier

International News

The Washington Times
Little Rock Air Force Base on lockdown

The Associated Press
Five charged with funneling money to al-Qaeda-linked group

The Washington Times
President Obama’s latest boast: I don’t learn anything from watching the news

Yahoo News
White flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge - More

The Associated Press
Nazi war-crimes suspect dies

The Christian Science Monitor
Nominee Robert McDonald: VA can be fixed with ‘urgent action’

The Associated Press
UK OKs Russia arms exports - More

The Associated Press
Large photo exhibit in Paris features Great War battlefields

The Associated Press
Costa Concordia making final voyage off island

Thomson Reuters News
Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down near MH 17 crash site, Kiev says

The Associated Press
MH17: Victims’ bodies headed to Netherlands

Yahoo News
US tracked missile that brought down MH17

The Washington Times
Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine to fend off Putin-backed rebels

The Associated Press
In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

The Christian Science Monitor
Did Putin just bring Russia in from the cold?

Agence France-Presse
I no longer talk to Obama: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Washington Times
John Kerry defies FAA and flies to Israel

The Associated Press
US pushes for Gaza truce

The Associated Press
UN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza war crimes

The Globe and Mail
Globe in Gaza: Reporters dodge fire on the way out

The Washington Times
Israelis mourn American who died fighting Hamas

The Associated Press
Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

National Post
Israeli forces take aim at Hamas ‘terror tunnels’

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing

Thomson Reuters News
Young Islamic State robs al-Qaeda of militant prestige

Thomson Reuters News
Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election

The Associated Press
Thai junta defends strong powers under new charter

The Associated Press
Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague

The Washington Times
‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’

The Washington Times
U.S. forces deploying to Central America to halt illegal immigration

The New York Times
On This Day: July 23 - More - MoD - AP

Agence France-Presse
Le Wall Street Journal victime d’une cyberattaque

Agence France-Presse
Hollande réitère ses appels à un cessez-le-feu à Gaza

Agence France-Presse
Nouvelle manifestation propalestinienne à Paris

Le Devoir
Europe s’est faite timide dans sa réponse aux agissements russes

Agence France-Presse
Le Costa Concordia quitte l’île du Giglio

Agence France-Presse
Vol MH17 : arrivée des premières dépouilles aux Pays-Bas

Agence France-Presse
La boîte noire du vol MH17 inaltérée, selon les enquêteurs

Agence France-Presse
Deux avions de chasse ukrainiens abattus

Agence France-Presse
Russie : les autorités confrontées à l’arrivée de réfugiés ukrainiens

Agence Télégraphique Suisse
Un millier d’Africains tentent sans succès d’entrer en Espagne

Agence France-Presse
Nigéria : un double attentat fait au moins 42 morts

Agence France-Presse
Un accord de fin des hostilités en Centrafrique signé à Brazzaville

Agence France-Presse
RDC : retour au calme à Kinshasa après une infiltration dans un camp militaire

Agence Télégraphique Suisse
Raids de l’armée au nord d’Alep, six enfants d’une même famille tués

Agence France-Presse
Les vols américains vers et depuis Israël toujours suspendus - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Gaza toujours à feu et à sang

Agence France-Presse
L’ONU lance une enquête sur l’offensive israélienne à Gaza

Agence France-Presse
John Kerry fait état de « progrès » en vue d’une trêve

Agence France-Presse
Gaza : le pillonage israélien se poursuit, les vols vers Tel-Aviv annulés

Agence Télégraphique Suisse
Gaza : Navi Pillay accuse Israël de possibles crimes de guerre - Plus

Le Point
Le journal de guerre de Danièle Kriegel : « Nous sommes seuls face au monde »

Agence France-Presse
L’ex-président ressemble-t-il à un crapaud? Débat interdit en Chine

Agence France-Presse
Corée : le crash du MH17 réveille les souvenirs du drame de 1983

Journal Sud Ouest
L’éphéméride du 23 juillet