SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

David Butt | The Globe and Mail
Why the chaos of Ferguson would be far less likely in Canada

Anthony Feinstein | The Globe and Mail
War journalists fight their own battles

Derek Burney and Fen Osler Hampson | The Globe and Mail
How does the PM intend to play the China card?

J.L. Granatstein | The Globe and Mail
No Canadian Army boots on the ground

Jonathan Zimmerman | The Globe and Mail
Don’t reduce Ferguson to statistics

Robyn Urback | National Post
Ferguson authorities don’t have a monopoly on information

Dean Jobb | National Post
The tale of the Tallahassee

Julian Fantino | The Chronicle Herald
It’s a myth that veterans are mistreated

Derek H. Burney and Fen Osler Hampson | National Post
Breaking out of our North American cocoon

International Commentary

Clifford D. May | The Washington Times
An ominous post-9/11 warning

Con Coughlin | The Telegraph
You can’t win military campaigns without boots on the ground

Jason Fields | Thomson Reuters News
In Iraq, U.S. is spending millions to blow up captured American war machines

Aliza Marcus and Andrew Apostolou | The New York Times
To Aid Kurdistan, Look Beyond Iraq

David Blair | The Telegraph
Here’s how to avoid mission creep in Iraq

Ian Robertson | The Telegraph
The science behind savagery

Sylvain Cypel | The New York Times
The French Resistance Would Weep

Editorial | The New York Times
New Threats to Democracy in Turkey

Padraig Reidy | The Telegraph
St Julian of Assange sits atop his pillar in the desert, preaching to no one

Charles Hurt | The Washington Times
Why Ferguson was a perfect storm

International News

The Washington Times
Guantánamo hunger strike cost feds $300K for liquid nutrition

The Washington Times
FAA’s new ATC system unstable, less capable than old system

Thomson Reuters News
FBI probing reported theft of 1.2 billion Internet credentials

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission a victim of cyber attacks

The New York Times
Missouri Tries Another Idea: Call In National Guard

The Associated Press
Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

BBC News
Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

The Telegraph
Iceland raises threat level at Bardarbunga volcano - More

Thomson Reuters News
Spacewalking cosmonauts launch satellite, set up studies

The Associated Press
WWII bomb found near Offenbach

BBC News
Italian Tornado fighter jets collide near Ascoli

Thomson Reuters News
15 bodies recovered from refugee convoy attack in eastern Ukraine

BBC News
Ukraine street battles in Luhansk as troops advance

Thomson Reuters News
Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion

The Associated Press
Mystery airstrikes kill six in Libya

Thomson Reuters News
Libyan militia fire rockets into affluent Tripoli residential district

BBC News
Ferguson unrest: Egypt urges US to show restraint

The Associated Press
Liberia: Three receiving untested Ebola drug improving

CBC News
Ebola outbreak: Africans understandably wary about promised cures

The New York Times
Surviving Ebola, but Untouchable Back Home

Thomson Reuters News
Cameroon says closes borders with Nigeria in bid to halt Ebola

BBC News
Boko Haram crisis: Nigerian soldiers mutiny over weapons

BBC News
World War One: Kenya's forgotten heroes

Thomson Reuters News
Kurd shot dead in clash with Turkish forces over statue

BBC News
Syria crisis: Living with the mental scars of torture

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State recruits at record pace in Syria

Thomson Reuters News
ISIS claims responsibility for kidnapping Japanese man in Syria

The Associated Press
Ceasefire extended 24 hours in Gaza for negotiations

BBC News
Gaza conflict: Israel launches strikes after rocket fire

Thomson Reuters News
Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts, Israel orders negotiators home

Thomson Reuters News
Hamas fighters show defiance in Gaza tunnel tour

The Associated Press
Saudi court sentences 14 on terrorism charges, beheading

The Wall Street Journal
Iraqi Military Launches Offensive to Reclaim Tikrit

Thomson Reuters News
Former Iraqi VP urges role for Saddam loyalists, criticises U.S. action

The Telegraph
ISIS booby-traps Mosul Dam

The Associated Press
Obama hails recapture of dam from ISIS

Thomson Reuters News
Missing U.S. journalist feared dead after ISIS beheading - More - More

The Associated Press
Pakistan troops guard parliament before mass rally

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driver’s seat

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistan arrests 147 in Punjab towns as protests in Islamabad continue

BBC News
Sri Lanka visa ban won't stop UN Human Rights Council inquiry

BBC News
Australia and Indonesia to end spy rift

The Associated Press
Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

The Associated Press
Japan military holds exercise as its role expands

The New York Times
On This Day: August 20

Books

Allan Little | BBC News
I Don’t Remember the War

Claire Hopley | The Washington Times
Book Review: The Zhivago Affair