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Thursday, 22 June 2017 - Updated at 1844 hrs EDT

Canadian News

CBC News
Talks with Pentagon over ‘interim’ fighter buy continue, despite Boeing snub

CBC News
Liberals limiting options for stopgap fighter jet deal

DOD Buzz
Lockheed Exececutive Says He’s Confident That Canada Will Pick F-35

The Associated Press
Boeing plays down Bombardier dispute, still hopes to sell Super Hornets to Canada

The Globe and Mail
JTF 2 sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq - More

The Globe and Mail
Canada and other NATO members continue pressing Putin

CBC News
Saudi Arabia top non-U.S. destination for Canadian arms exports

The Globe and Mail
Think tank leads corporate-funded campaign to sway Canadians on Chinese trade - PPF

National Post
New national security bill keeps lowered threshold for terrorism peace bonds

The Toronto Star
Bill C-59 allows CSE to acquire ‘publicly available’ information on Canadians

CBC News
Neighbours describe Montreal resident accused of stabbing Michigan police officer - More

The Globe and Mail
Montreal man extradited for allegedly using library on U.S. border to smuggle handguns - More

The New York Times
Kellie Leitch blasted for condemning Syrian refugee program

CBC News
Trudeau to discuss Canada-U.S. relations with The New York Times

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

CAF News
Canada 150 interactive military history map

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: June 22

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

The Editorial Board | The New York Times
Congress Steps Up on Foreign Policy

Gail Collins | The New York Times
You’ve Named Trump’s Worst Cabinet Member!

Christopher R. Hill | The New York Times
How to Respond to North Korea’s Treatment of Otto Warmbier

Warren J. Blumenfeld | The Jerusalem Post
Donald Trump’s Situational Compassion and Outrage

Ido Aharoni | The Jerusalem Post
Egypt and Israel, an Important Alliance for the United States

International News

Defense News
US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails

Defense News
Republican lawmakers set to introduce legislation calling for a 355-ship Navy

DOD Buzz
Dunford Touts F-35 as ‘Not Just a Better F-18 or Bomb Truck’

C4ISRNET News
Sniper and LANTIRN targeting pod sustainment contract goes to Lockheed

C4ISRNET News
New DARPA program PROTEUS targets U.S. operational advantage

C4ISRNET News
Trump’s cyber deterrence is a lot like Obama’s

The New York Times
Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal C.I.A. Interrogations

CBC News
‘A middle finger to democracy,’ Obamacare architect says of secret Republican deliberations

CNN News
Senate GOP finally unveils secret health care bill; currently lacks votes to pass

The Associated Press
Four Republican senators oppose health bill that cuts coverage for millions, say it doesn’t go far enough

USA Today
Senate health care bill analysis: Despite risk, Republicans don't have a choice

The Toronto Star
Illinois man charged with threatening to assassinate Trump

The Toronto Star
Just like old times: Trump says 18 false things at Iowa campaign rally

USA Today
Trump proposes a law that’s existed for 20 years

The Toronto Star
Donald Trump says he has no tapes, was bluffing when he threatened James Comey

The Toronto Star
Donald Trump is a willing listener ‘you can work with,’ Trudeau says

Reuters News Agency
Google to push for law enforcement to have more access to overseas data

The Associated Press
Prince Philip leaves hospital after treatment

Reuters News Agency
Prince Harry says nobody in the royal family wants to be king or queen

The Jerusalem Post
Georg Elser, the man who almost killed Hitler

The Washington Post
RNIAF F-16 warned off after approaching plane carrying Russian defence minister - More

Defense News
Russia may have accidentally revealed new military satellites

The New York Times
How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram

Reuters News Agency
Heavy fighting in northeastern DR Congo, several wounded

Reuters News Agency
Turkey says U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Defense News
Israeli commanders reveal plans for mass evacuation of Lebanese civilians in next war

Jane’s Defence Weekly
Israeli F-35I Adirs to be declared operational in December

The Jerusalem Post
Brett McGurk, US Anti-ISIS Envoy, Vows Not to Let Iran Threaten Israel From Syrian Golan

The Associated Press
In Yemen’s secret prisons, the UAE tortures suspects — and the U.S. interrogates them

Reuters News Agency
Dozens killed in Afghanistan in car bombing of bank branch

The Associated Press
Suicide car bombing in Helmand Province kills 29

Defense News
Key lawmaker wants US to unfriend Pakistan

Defense News
India, Russia to iron out defense projects worth $10B

Reuters News Agency
Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged Marawi City

Defense News
China deploys new anti-submarine aircraft to fringes of South China Sea - Photo

CBC Radio
‘Now is the time to speak up,’ says former North Korean prisoner

The New York Times
U.S. Pressed to Pursue Deal to Freeze North Korea Missile Tests

Reuters News Agency
South Korean President Moon Jae-in calls on President Xi Jinping to do more on North Korea nuclear program

USA Today
Bone-sniffing dogs will search for Amelia Earhart’s remains on remote island

The New York Times
On This Day: June 22

Agence France-Presse
Un Canadien poignarde un policier aux États-Unis, un « acte de terrorisme » pour le FBI

La Presse
Attentat à Flint : victime et héros

Agence France-Presse
Porté par un succès républicain, Trump bombe le torse

Belga News
La population mondiale atteindra 9,8 milliards d’habitants en 2050

Agence France-Presse
Londres : une odeur de mort flotte toujours sur le quartier de la tour calcinée

Agence France-Presse
Quelque 600 tours en Angleterre auraient le même revêtement que la tour Grenfell

Agence France-Presse
Le prince Philip est sorti de l’hôpital

Agence France-Presse
Premier Conseil des ministres pour le deuxième gouvernement de l’ère Macron

Agence France-Presse
Remaniement : un gouvernement plus technique que politique

Agence France-Presse
Vacances d’été : les Français vont partir plus et plus loin

Agence France-Presse
L’heure du verdict pour la filière jihadiste de Cannes-Torcy

La Libre
Le terroriste de la gare Centrale de Bruxelles a pris le taxi et le métro avec ses explosifs

La Libre
Qui est le soldat qui a abattu le kamikaze de la gare Centrale? - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Sommet de Bruxelles : l’UE retrouve la confiance face à Theresa May fragilisée

Belga News
Un Donald Tusk « rêveur » n’exclut pas que le Brexit soit réversible

Agence France-Presse
Incendies au Portugal : les principaux foyers maîtrisés

Agence France-Presse
Les Casques bleus congolais accusés d’abus sexuels vont quitter la Centrafrique

Belga News
Cameroun : six morts dans un double attentat-suicide dans l’Extrême-Nord

Agence France-Presse
L’ONU ne lancera pas de mission d’enquête internationale sur les violences au Kasaï

Agence France-Presse
L’Australie reprend ses opérations aériennes au-dessus de la Syrie

Agence France-Presse
En Syrie, rupture du jeûne au milieu des ruines

Agence France-Presse
Mossoul : l’EI fait exploser la mosquée où son chef s’était proclamé « calife »

Agence France-Presse
Au coeur de Mossoul, des forces américaines soutiennent la lutte contre l’EI

Agence France-Presse
Une trentaine de morts dans un attentat contre une banque au coeur de Lashkar-Gah

Agence France-Presse
Le coûteux camouflage de l’armée afghane peut-être inadapté

Agence France-Presse
Washington demande à Pékin d’augmenter la pression sur Pyongyang

Agence France-Presse
Pyongyang traite Trump de « psychopathe »

Agence France-Presse
Argentine : découverte d’oeuvres nazies, dont un portrait d’Adolf Hitler

Agence France-Presse
Colombie : l’Eglise veut un cessez-le-feu pour la visite du pape

Agence France-Presse
Trump propose un « mur solaire » à la frontière du Mexique

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Fred Langan | The Globe and Mail
Jack MacKenzie has died aged 95

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