SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Thursday, 28 May 2015 - Updated at 0925 hrs EDT

Canadian News

CBC News
CFNIS investigating new allegation of assault on RMC cadet - More - More

CBC News
Moncton shooting RCMP dispatcher calls for more PTSD support

The Globe and Mail
Head of Crown agency calls Middle East ‘strategic region’ for arms sales

CBC News
HMS Erebus dives not yet revealing what happened

CBC News
Dutch King thanks Canada

Thomson Reuters News
Lebanese man holding Canadian passport held by Cypriot police

Toronto Star
Toronto police say Pan Am Games won’t be a G20 déjà-vu - More

The Canadian Press
Bail hearing today for Canadian teen facing murder charge in Miami

Thomson Reuters News
Omar Khadr uncertain about memory of Afghanistan firefight

CBC News
Omar Khadr tells his Guantánamo story in new documentary

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: May 28

Canadian Commentary

Terry Glavin | The Ottawa Citizen
The lessons of hindsight

Barry Cooper | Calgary Herald
We learned the value of vigilance 70 years ago - More - More

Matt Gurney | National Post
Our best emergency managers locked themselves in a room with no food

Cesar Jaramillo | The Globe and Mail
Arms sale to Saudi Arabia lowers the bar on export controls

Mira Sucharov | The Globe and Mail
How paradoxical thinking may open a path to peace

Stephen Maher | National Post
Scrutiny of expense accounts should be extended to MPs

George Petrolekas | The National Interest
America’s Catch-22 in Iraq - More

International Commentary

James Jay Carafano | The National Interest
Lessons in Lousy Leadership

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad | London Review of Books
Diary

Nicolas Pelham | The New York Review of Books
ISIS and the Shia Revival in Iraq

Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working

John McLaughlin | The Washington Post
How the Islamic State could win

Paul R. Pillar | The National Interest
Smart Targeting of ISIS

Geoffrey Norman | The Weekly Standard
Not Ready for Hillary

Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Bernie Sanders: Why the guy who won’t win matters

Daniel Mendelsohn | The New York Review of Book
The Robots Are Winning!

Michael Massing | The New York Review of Book
Digital Journalism: How Good Is It?

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
Ted Cruz, charlatan

Editorial | Los Angeles Times
Iran’s trial of Jason Rezaian: Secrecy, not justice

Gary Schmitt | The Weekly Standard
Snowden Wins Again

Patt Morrison | Los Angeles Times
Vietnam through the eyes of Latino soldiers

L. Rafael Reif | The Washington Post
A better way to deliver innovation to the world

International News

United Press International
Fuze for ground-penetrating weapons gets Milestone C approval

Los Angeles Times
El Niño’s latest trick

The Associated Press
Obama to get hurricane briefing

The Associated Press
Obama: Time left in office ‘really concentrates the mind’

United Press International
50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats offered for Malia Obama’s hand in marriage - More

The Associated Press
Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

The Associated Press
Tours on USS Arizona Memorial suspended

United Press International
Drone crashes on Boston-area parade, two injured

The Associated Press
Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs

United Press International
State Department to release batches of Clinton emails every 60 days

Agence France-Presse
Clinton snaps at Merkel heels in Forbes powerful women list - More

The Associated Press
Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

The Associated Press
FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy

The Associated Press
Prosecutors seek seven years for Boston Marathon bomber’s friend

United Press International
2015 Atlantic hurricane season will be below normal, forecasters say

Thomson Reuters News
U.N. council urges end to impunity for attacks on journalists

Thomson Reuters News
Britons to be asked in referendum to vote ‘Yes’ to stay in EU

Thomson Reuters News
Britain says EU must amend its treaties to help keep it in bloc

The Associated Press
Study says girls seek sisterhood - not just marriage - in IS

The Associated Press
New official James Bond novel to be called ‘Trigger Mortis’

United Press International
German-made engines to power British Army armoured vehicles

Thomson Reuters News
French FM to head to Israel, Egypt in June to revive peace process

Thomson Reuters News
France warns Iran over nuclear deal as deadline nears

The Associated Press
Greece says deal close; Wolfgang Schaeuble quashes optimism

Los Angeles Times
NATO discusses membership path with Ukraine

The Associated Press
Serbia ready to reduce dependence on Russian gas

Thomson Reuters News
Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine

The Telegraph
‘Tanks don’t need visas,’ says Russian deputy PM

The Associated Press
Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

United Press International
Russia, Putin still stirring up fight in Ukraine, independent report says

Thomson Reuters News
Egyptian police general killed in roadside bomb attack in Sinai

United Press International
Turkey’s presidential palace illegally built, court says - More

Hürriyet Daily News
Dramatic rise in perceptions on role of president in Turkey’s foreign policy

McClatchy Newspapers
Turkey and the Islamic State: Clash of interests feeds suspicions

Thomson Reuters News
Kurdish party committed to peace talks whatever Turkish poll outcome

The Associated Press
Syria’s al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State shoots dead 20 in Palmyra amphitheatre

Thomson Reuters News
Israeli air force chief unfazed Egypt may get Russian S-300s

The Associated Press
Middle East envoy Tony Blair resigns amid moribund peace efforts - More

The Associated Press
Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq’s Anbar kill 17 troops

The Associated Press
Ash Carter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping

Thomson Reuters News
Saudi Arabia designates two Hezbollah officials as terrorists

The Associated Press
US, Iranian envoys to focus on nuclear deal in weekend talks

The Associated Press
US negotiator in nuke talks with Iran to leave job in summer

Los Angeles Times
From U.S. ally to prison to redemption in Afghanistan

Thomson Reuters News
Nepal recovers more human remains from UH-1Y Huey crash site

The Associated Press
Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations

The Telegraph
Human remains and makeshift cages made of bamboo and barbed wire found

Thomson Reuters News
Malaysia says only one body per grave found at trafficking camps

Agence France-Presse
Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

Thomson Reuters News
Thai protest leaders handed prison terms - and freed on bail

The Associated Press
UN body says fewer are suffering from hunger in Asia-Pacific

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

The Washington Post
Defense secretary’s warning to China: U.S. military won’t change operations

The Associated Press
Ash Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go on - More

The Associated Press
US military gets new commander for Asia-Pacific region

South China Morning Post
Tibetan mother-of-two stages self-immolation protest against China

The Associated Press
China detains artist who posted humorous photo of President Xi Jinping - More

Thomson Reuters News
Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties

The Virginian-Pilot
U.S. Navy buys old MH-53E helicopters from Japan for spare parts

United Press International
RAAF’s E-7A Wedgetails gain Full Operational Capability status - Photo

Thomson Reuters News
Australia’s search for MH370 under scrutiny

United Press International
Brazilian Navy receives modernized A-4 Skyhawk - Photo - Photo

Thomson Reuters News
Member of Colombian rebel peace team killed in aerial bombing

The New York Times
On This Day: May 28

Books

Mike Jay | London Review of Books
The Wrong Head

Richard Rhodes | The Washington Post
Behind the making of a super bomb

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