SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Canadian News

The Ottawa Citizen
Canadian special forces on the front lines with Kurds

The Canadian Press
HMCS Windsor begins voyage across Atlantic - More

Cold Lake Sun
Thousands of international troops train in Alberta - More

CA News
An inspiring tribute to an Aboriginal war hero - More

The Toronto Star
The Daesh Files: Database provides snapshot of recruits

National Post
Government abandons MEPs

CBC News
South African firefighters eager to fight Fort McMurray blaze

Postmedia News
Malware attack disables University of Calgary systems - More

CBC News
Jack MacLaren says he’s more careful and conscious after sensitivity training

CBC News
Canadian Salim Alaradi acquitted in United Arab Emirates

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: May 31

Canadian Commentary

Brian Bethune | Maclean’s
New theory roots PTSD in the loneliness of coming home

Editorial | The Globe and Mail
No Gitmo here, please, we’re Canadians

Jon Dwyer | National Post
Kevin Vickers was out of line in Dublin

Jim Coyle | The Toronto Star
Sorry, Canadians just aren’t so nice anymore

Scott Taylor | The Chronicle Herald
Canada eyes international disputes from afar

Deepak Chopra | The Globe and Mail
The sticky note that made Canada Post think like a startup

Derek Burney and Fen Osler Hampson | The Globe and Mail
The G7 fiddles while Putin gloats

Gerald Caplan | The Globe and Mail
Every protest against Trump only seems to make him stronger

Colin Horgan | Maclean’s
The case for taking our politicians off Twitter

International Commentary

Luiz Sifuentes | The Dallas Morning News.
Immigrant veterans deserve a path to citizenship

Roger Boas | The Washington Post
The true cost of war

Peter Van Buren | Thomson Reuters News
A-bombs taught U.S. how to justify attacks abroad

E.J. Dionne Jr. | The Washington Post
Obama and Hiroshima’s moral lessons

Editorial | The Japan Times
100 years of hubris in Middle East

International News

Stars and Stripes
Wingman: A Korean War aviator’s final mission for a lost comrade

BBC News
US Female WW2 pilots allowed to be buried in Arlington

ABC News
10,000 Flags in D.C. Commemorate America’s Fallen Veterans

Stars and Stripes
Memorial Day was born in the suffering of America’s bloodiest war

Star-Tribune
Alternate PTSD therapy for veterans ruffles VA feathers, but shows results

The Washington Post
Obama emphasizes troops killed in Iraq died in ‘combat’

The Associated Press
Military veteran finds a mission nursing fellow veterans at VA

The New York Times
Those With Multiple Tours of War Overseas Struggle at Home

The Washington Post
What happens when the military chaplain is shaken by war

BBC News
Migrants could die crossing Channel, ex-chief inspector warns

The Washington Post
A British vote to leave the E.U. could shatter the United Kingdom

The Telegraph
MoD poised to award £2bn Apache deal to Boeing

The Guardian
Rare Lorenz teleprinter found for sale on eBay - More

BBC News
UK pays £5.5m to defunct European defence organisation

The Associated Press
Prince Philip to miss Battle of Jutland event

The Associated Press
American Charged in Paris Police Car Attack

The Associated Press
NATO Urged to Show Stronger Resolve on Russia, up Spending

BBC News
Switzerland’s forgotten role in saving World War One lives

The Associated Press
Gibraltar Fears Border With Spain Could Close If UK Quits EU

BBC News
Five Ukrainian troops killed by rebels near Donetsk

Thomson Reuters News
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week

Thomson Reuters News
Picture of drowned baby captures week of tragedy in Mediterranean

BBC News
Niger battles terrorism threats on all fronts

The Telegraph
Court to rule on torture trial of Hissène Habré

The Associated Press
Uganda to Stop Security Cooperation With North Korea

The Associated Press
Turkey hopes it can mend ties with Russia soon

The Associated Press
Turkey criticizes German plans recognize Armenian genocide

The Associated Press
Turkish Authorities Partially Lift Curfew in Kurdish Areas

BBC News
Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns

The Washington Post
With deadline looming, few expect aid to reach besieged Syrians

Thomson Reuters News
New photo of Japanese hostage appears with message pleading for help

Thomson Reuters News
U.S.-backed Syrian alliance widens offensive near Raqqa

The Times of Israel
Putin agrees to return Israeli tank captured in Lebanon War

The Associated Press
IS Bombings in Baghdad, Near Iraqi Capital Kill at Least 24 - More

The Associated Press
Iraqi troops poised to move on Fallujah

Thomson Reuters News
U.S.-led coalition troops seen near front line in new Iraq offensive

The Telegraph
Fears ISIL will use 50,000 trapped civilians as human shields

BBC News
Fleeing Saddam with the Kurds

The Associated Press
Bahrain Court More Than Doubles Opposition Leader’s Sentence

The Times of Israel
Iran says it won’t send pilgrims to hajj

The Associated Press
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen

Thomson Reuters News
Driver’s family press charges over US drone hit on Pakistan - More

The Associated Press
Cambodian Police Set to Block March by Opposition

The Associated Press
Philippine Military Says 54 Muslim Rebels Killed in South

Thomson Reuters News
Japan on alert for missile launch from North Korea

CNN News
Hiroshima survivor: Even former enemies deserve closure

CBS News
Family shines light on American POW killed by Hiroshima blast

The Japan Times
Declassified US cables reveal lead-up to Hiroshima A-bomb decision

The Japan Times
Mystery shrouds origin of the ubiquitous V sign

Kyodo News Agency
Visitors to Hiroshima A-bomb museum double after Obama’s tour

BBC News
Alan Pulido: Kidnapped Mexico footballer freed - More

The New York Times
On This Day: May 31

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