SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Saturday, 27 August 2016 - Updated at 0900 hrs EDT

Canadian News

CBC News
650 troops will be deployed to either Mali, Congo or the Central African Republic

The Toronto Star
Liberals pledge more peacekeeping, no decision made on mission - More

The Canadian Press
Halifax arch marks departure of soldiers in the Great War

CBC News
Three Ottawa men sentenced for terrorism conspiracy after pleading guilty - More

CBC News
CCG spent $21K to rescue partying wayward Americans

National Post
King Harald V has been sleeping on a yacht moored on Toronto’s waterfront

CBC News
Widespread destruction of Fort McMurray homes largely preventable, report says

The Associated Press
Bangladesh police kill Canadian suspect in restaurant attack

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: August 27

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Simon Jenkins | The Guardian
Outside meddling has unleashed horror in Syria. We must step back

Evelyn N. Farkas | Defense One
It’s Time: The US Should Create a No-Fly Zone, Deliver Aid — and Save Syria

Max Fisher | The New York Times
Syria's Paradox: Why the War Only Ever Seems to Get Worse

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon | The Times
There’s a way to stop Assad killing with chlorine

Aaron Stein | The Atlantic
Turkey Won’t Solve Its ISIS Problem By Invading Syria

Federica Saini Fasanotti | The Atlantic
Why Partitioning Libya Might Be the Only Way to Save It

Juan Gabriel Vásquez | The Guardian
Peace has been reached in Colombia. Amid the relief is apprehension

Editorial Board | The Christian Science Monitor
How humility won Colombia’s peace deal

Jon Lee Anderson | The New Yorker
At Last, a Peace Deal in Colombia

Charles Krauthammer | The Mercury
The price of powerlessness

Charles Krauthammer | Washington Post Writers Group
The bribery standard

Eugene Robinson | The Washington Post
Donald Trump is a flake and a fraud

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
The singular danger of Trump

Lexington | The Economist
Normalising narcissism

Dick Meyer | Scripps Washington Bureau
To hate or not to hate? That is Trump’s question

Michael Gerson | The Washington Post
Trump’s repellent inner circle

Will Saletan | Slate
The Enemy Within: Donald Trump Obsesses Over Threats From Without

Danielle Allen | The Washington Post
Donald Trump must think we’re all fools

Will Hutton | The Guardian
Don’t be fooled. There will be damaging fallout from Brexit

Lara Williams | The Guardian
Sent From My iPhone: How a humblebrag became a key piece of net etiquette

Natalie Nougayrède | The Guardian
The burkini ban ruling is a start, but France has more issues to deal with

Robin Wright | The New Yorker
A Court Overturns a Burkini Ban, But Not Its Mindset

International News

The Washington Post
USAF is investigating a sexual assault report against a four-star general - More

Defense One
Air Force, Pentagon Have More Work to Do Before Ditching the A-10, GAO Says

The Associated Press
Lockheed Martin unit to manage Nevada National Security Site

Wired News
A Hacking Group Is Selling iPhone Spyware to Governments

The Christian Science Monitor
Zero-days: Why these security flaws are so dangerous and expensive - More

The Associated Press
FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

The Associated Press
Airline praises pilot who stopped drunk co-pilot from flying

The Associated Press
Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue

The Associated Press
Why Clinton says the controversies behind her

The Associated Press
Dr. Bornstein says Trump would be healthiest president - More

The Associated Press
Trump’s Reversals Move Him Closer to Politics-as-Usual

The New Yorker
Pence Recaptured After Fleeing Trump Campaign Bus

The Telegraph
Theresa May will trigger Brexit negotiations without Commons vote

Reuters News Agency
Bomb disposal squad deployed in central England after arrests

BBC News
Motor Torpedo Boats: Centenary of ‘Spitfires of the Seas’

The Washington Post
France’s top administrative court overturns burkini ban - More - More

The Associated Press
Anti-Islam Activists Stage Protest Atop Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

The Associated Press
South Sudan’s Troubled Agreement Is Not Keeping the Peace

Reuters News Agency
Turkey blames PKK for fatal truck bomb at police checkpoint

The Associated Press
Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

Reuters News Agency
U.S. seeks to soothe Turkey ties, press fight against Islamic State

The Associated Press
Kurdish-Led Syrian Forces Report Turkish Air Raids on Bases

Reuters News Agency
U.S., Russia fail to reach breakthrough deal on cooperation in Syria

The Associated Press
U.S., Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce

The New York Times
‘Really, really tough’ stalemate: Why Syria war can’t be stopped

BBC News
‘British boy’ shown killing prisoners in new Isil video

The Washington Post
Did civilians die when U.S. planes targeted a Syrian village?

The Associated Press
Rebels, civilians evacuating long-besieged Damascus suburb

Los Angeles Times
U.S. intelligence sees Islamic State as weakened after series of defeats

The Associated Press
Indian police arrest key Kashmiri separatist leader

The Washington Post
Suspected mastermind of deadly Bangladesh café siege is killed in police shootout

The New Yorker
Rodrigo Duterte’s Campaign of Terror in the Philippines

The Associated Press
N. Korea Threatens to Fire at US, S. Korean Troops’ Lights

The Associated Press
UN Condemns North Korea’s Four Ballistic Missile Launches

BBC News Magazine
How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb - More

Los Angeles Times
Brazil defeated the mosquito that spreads Zika once before

The Associated Press
Charges recommended for Brazil ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in probe - More

The Associated Press
Colombia’s president rushing vote on deal with rebels

The Christian Science Monitor
Colombia-FARC peace accord: A new model for ending conflict?

The New York Times
On This Day: August 27

The Associated Press
Le médecin de Donald Trump assure qu’il est en excellente santé

Agence France-Presse
Deux personnes « radicalisées » expulsées par la France

La Libre
« Le burkini, c’est une tenue de baignade comme le bikini ou le topless »

La Libre
Nouvelle menace de Daech sur la Belgique

Agence Télégraphique Suisse
Le bilan du séisme s'alourdit à 284 morts, deuil national

Agence France-Presse
Drapeaux en berne, l’Italie pleure les victimes du séisme

Agence Télégraphique Suisse
La Turquie envoie de nouveaux chars dans le nord de la Syrie

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : Moscou et Washington ont « clarifié » la voie vers un cessez-le-feu

Agence France-Presse
Missiles nord-coréens : l’ONU évoque des «mesures significatives»

Agence France-Presse
Brésil : l’ex-président Lula inculpé pour corruption et blanchiment d’argent


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