SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Canadian News

The Canadian Press
Iraqi targets limited for CF-18s - More

The Globe and Mail
Canadian military mum on casualties inflicted by CF-18 strikes

QMI Agency
Airstrikes said successful in repelling ISIS - More

The Hamilton Spectator
Family of slain Cpl. Nathan Cirillo to receive full death benefits

National Post
Canadian volunteered to fight with Kurds against ISIS

Thomson Reuters News
Canadian veterans plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State

The Chronicle Herald
Navy will rely on allies in short-term, may lease vessels

The Canadian Press
France bestows Legion of Honour on Canadian veterans

Calgary Sun
Suspect in Calgary poppy box thefts nabbed in Lloydminster

The Chronicle Herald
Unused cash angers veterans

The Chronicle Herald
Internet bill worries Privacy Commissioner - More

The Canadian Press
Last year’s passport fee hike poured millions more into federal coffers

The Globe and Mail
What caused Buffalo’s massive snow and why Toronto got lucky

The Canadian Press
Plane forced land on Great Slave Lake - Photo

The Associated Press
Jailed Hossein Derakhshan pardoned

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: November 22

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Steve Coll | The New Yorker
The unblinking stare: The drone war in Pakistan

Yinon Weiss | Small Wars Journal
What if the Military Has Been Focusing on the Wrong Thing the Whole Time?

Leader | The Economist
Don’t chicken out of Kiev

David Ignatius | The Washington Post
Stopping an Awakening in Iraq before it can start

Anshel Pfeffer | The Guardian
The Israel-Palestine conflict is not just about land. It's a bitter religious war.

Dorothy J. Samuels | The New York Times
Saying ‘No’ to Force-Feeding at Guantánamo Bay

David Firestone | The New York Times
There’s No Proof of Surveillance Abuse?

Yiftah Curiel | The Guardian
The Hamas charter is alive and kicking – and Israeli civilians are dying

Adam Taylor | The Washington Post
Torture, kidnapping, and gulags: North Korea’s alleged crimes against humanity

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post
Erdogan still insists Muslims reached America before Columbus

Susan Schulten | The New York Times
Sherman’s Maps

International News

CBC News
Pentagon, Lockheed Finalize Eighth F-35 Lot

The Independent
The Harry Potter invisibility cloak is one step closer to reality

DoD News
Hagel Notes Progress Against ISIL

The Christian Science Monitor
What happens if you wave an ISIS flag on Berkeley’s campus?

The New York Times
Militants in Benghazi Attack Tied to al-Qaeda Affiliate

The New York Times
U.S. Lays Out Limits It Seeks in Iran Nuclear Talks

The Associated Press
‘Hottest year’ since 1880 likely for 2014 - More

The Guardian
Counter-terrorism bill will enable ‘internal exile’ of UK suspects

Defense News
France Orders 12 A330 MRTT Aircraft - More

Defense News
Aboard Danish Frigate, Clean Lines and Room To Grow

Agence France-Presse
NATO Reports 400 Intercepts of Russian Aircraft in 2014

Bloomberg News
Russian War Games Spill Secrets, Spur Neighbors; ‘Scared the Hell Out of NATO’

Deutsche Welle
Almost a thousand dead since Ukraine truce signed

Thomson Reuters News
Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Vladimir Putin

The Christian Science Monitor
Mysterious burst of light over Russia leaves scientists, locals guessing

Thomson Reuters News
Jihadi wave tests Tunisia’s young democracy

Deutsche Welle
Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader in ongoing crackdown

Thomson Reuters News
Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists ‘being discussed’

Thomson Reuters News
Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war

The Guardian
African presidents ‘use China aid for patronage politics’

Thomson Reuters News
Nigerian village buries 45 after Boko Haram attack

Deutsche Welle
Sierra Leone hit hardest in latest WHO Ebola numbers

Thomson Reuters News
Morocco says Burkina Faso’s Compaore to stay for limited period

Thomson Reuters News
Up to 80 people killed in Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels

Thomson Reuters News
Turkey, U.S. play down differences on fight against Islamic State

The New York Times
Uprooted by War, Focused on Joy

Thomson Reuters News
Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

The Economist
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is drifting dangerously towards religious war

Thomson Reuters News
Israel rejects EU states’ appeal over razing of militant homes

The Globe and Mail
Untangling the Middle East

Thomson Reuters News
Militants launch attacks around Iraq’s western Ramadi city

Defense News
Questions, Praise for UAE’s Terrorist List

Agence France-Presse
US Navy Warships Collide in Gulf of Aden

Thomson Reuters News
France tempers Iran nuclear stance in nod to wider diplomatic needs

The Christian Science Monitor
For many Iranians, nuclear talks aren’t about the sanctions

Thomson Reuters News
U.S., Iran in last-ditch bid to clinch historic nuclear deal

Deutsche Welle
India and Pakistan ‘battle’ for Afghanistan

Bloomberg News
China Incursions Don’t Augur Well for Good India Ties

Thomson Reuters News
Burmese army says deadly strike against rebels meant only as ‘warning’

The Christian Science Monitor
As Taiwan prepares to vote, China peers closely over its shoulder

Thomson Reuters News
Chinese defense minister calls for improved crisis management

Thomson Reuters News
China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip

Bloomberg News
China Climate Pledge Needs 1,000 Nuclear Plant Effort

Defense News
Chinese Nukes Getting Bigger and Better

The Guardian
Freed American Matthew Miller: ‘I wanted to stay in North Korea’

National Post
Australia positioned as an Indo-Pacific power with new China, India trade deals

Thomson Reuters News
Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest over massacre

The New York Times
On This Day: November 22 - More

Books

Conrad Black | National Post
On the First World War: Victory abroad, grief at home

Conrad Black | National Post
« Vive le Quebec libre! »

Peter Catapano | The New York Times
War Is ‘Too Strange’ to Process Alone