SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - Updated at 1200 hrs EDT

Canadian News

CBC News
Crown case against Afghanistan war hero collapses

CBC News
Military ombudsman rips dizzying delay in ex-soldier benefits

The Canadian Press
Canadian military cutting loose soldiers without secure supports: ombudsman

Reuters News Agency
Canada looking at data in fighter jet purchase: Boeing executive

Global News
Crew of HMCS Regina builds connection with namesake city - Photo

The Canadian Press
Gay firefighter wins compensation for abuse on Halifax military base

CBC News
Nunavut shipwreck confirmed as Sir John Franklin’s HMS Terror

Postmedia News
News of HMS Terror discovery didn’t reach Parks Canada searchers for a week

Reuters News Agency
HMS Terror wreck: Inuit and Canada to work out artifact ownership

The Canadian Press
Canadian Forces have trouble tracking sex offence convictions

Radio Canada International
Oka crisis ends

Radio Canada International
Still no news about Canadian kidnapped in Libya

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: September 27

Canadian Commentary

Colin Kenny | National Post
It’s time for us to get on with replacing the CF-18 fighter fleet

Gerald Caplan | The Globe and Mail
The public’s love affair with Trudeau is undiminished – less so, the media

Penny Collenette | The Toronto Star
Can a young PM and the aging UN find hope?

Derek Burney and Fen Osler Hampson | The Globe and Mail
Wanted: A strong hand to guide the UN

International Commentary

Melanie Phillips | The Times
Soldiers are facing a human rights minefield

International News

The Associated Press
USAF colonel who faced rape charge found dead in home - More

The Associated Press
Army fires Fort Riley commander as investigation continues - More - More

Stars and Stripes
Former infantry soldier a reluctant hero after Oregon massacre

The Associated Press
Ash Carter pledges $108 billion to fix nuclear force

Los Angeles Times
After $1 billion is spent to address nuclear scandals, Carter says there’s more to be done

The Associated Press
Jeh Johnson: Homegrown attacks an increasing threat

Bloomberg News
U.S. spies finally embracing iPhones, wireless connections

The Associated Press
Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

The Associated Press
Pokemon Go fervour has cooled, but the game isn’t dead yet

Agence France-Presse
Iceland complains Russian bombers pose ‘danger to civilian aircraft’ - More

The Guardian
Deal-making and dirty tricks: Inside the race for UN secretary general

The Associated Press
EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army

BBC News
François Hollande: Jungle camp to be demolished by end of year - More

CBC News
France’s unimagined and unimaginable migrant crisis

The Associated Press
Four men acquitted of abetting terrorism in Denmark case

Reuters News Agency
Bosnian Serb leader summoned for questioning over referendum

The Associated Press
Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums - More

Reuters News Agency
Ugandan soldier captured by Somali insurgents pleads for freedom

The Guardian
Boris Johnson lauds his Turkish washing machine on first visit to Ankara

BBC News
Obama ‘deeply concerned’ about Aleppo

Reuters News Agency
Islamic State ‘dead set’ on using chemical arms: Pentagon spokesman

The Associated Press
Syrian state TV: government forces advance in Aleppo

Reuters News Agency
Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack

The Associated Press
Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

Reuters News Agency
WHO calls for safe routes to east evacuate Aleppo sick, wounded

CBC News
International powers concede political solution to Syrian war might not be possible

The Guardian
Bunker-buster bomb reports may mark new stage in Russian Syrian assault

The Associated Press
Netanyahu: New Africa ties will quell UN anti-Israel bias

The Associated Press
Suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 17 civilians

BBC News
Saudi women file petition to end male guardianship system - More

CBC News
Concordia professor released from Tehran jail

The Associated Press
Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation

Reuters News Agency
Duterte says will create ‘so many new alliances’ for Philippines

Reuters News Agency
Taiwan’s third typhoon of the month kills at least four, injures hundreds

Reuters News Agency
China upset as U.S. sanctions firm tied to North Korea nuclear program

United Press International
U.S., South Korea naval forces conduct exercise near North Korea border

The Korea Times
Military helicopter crashes in waters off east coast of South Korea

United Press International
More than 10,000 women serve in South Korea’s military, Seoul says

Reuters News Agency
Colombia, Marxist rebels sign accord ending 52-year war - More

Reuters News Agency
U.S. to review removing Colombia’s FARC from terrorism list

Reuters News Agency
Exchange of imprisoned FARC leader not part of peace deal

The Guardian
Che Guevara era closes in Colombia - More

CBC News
Canada offers $21M to help Colombia make peace deal stick

The New York Times
On This Day: September 27

Agence France-Presse
Les États-Unis prêts à moderniser leurs missiles nucléaires

Agence France-Presse
Hausse de la criminalité violente aux États-Unis - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Un homme avec des insignes nazis blesse neuf personnes à Houston avant d’être abattu

Agence France-Presse
Écrasement du MH17 : la Russie accuse de nouveau l’armée ukrainienne d’être responsable

Agence France-Presse
Turquie : 87 membres des services de renseignement limogés

Agence France-Presse
Les pénuries s’aggravent à Alep

Belga News
Les attaques sur Alep sont une « violation flagrante du droit international »

Agence France-Presse
Irak : l’EI utilise une forme rudimentaire de gaz moutarde, dit le Pentagone

Agence France-Presse
Au moins 17 morts dans des attentats à la bombe de l'EI à Bagdad

Agence France-Presse
Brésil : Lula sous-entend qu’il sera candidat à la présidence en 2018

Agence France-Presse
La Colombie signe un accord de paix historique avec les FARC

Agence France-Presse
Timochenko, le guérillero colombien qui a signé la paix

La Presse Canadienne
Stéphane Dion en Colombie pour la signature de l’accord de paix avec les FARC

Agence France-Presse
Mexique : des familles attendent dans l’école des 43 étudiants disparus

Books

Lives Lived

Jaci Webb | Billings Gazette
Ben Steele has died aged 98 - More - More

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