SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Canadian News

The Province
Courtenay veteran honoured by U.S. for wartime service in Devil’s Brigade

CBC News
Glen Gieschen’s sentencing hearing for explosives, firearms offences delayed - More - More

The Ottawa Citizen
Few details on Erin O’Toole’s response to veterans charter recommendations

CBC News
FCC’s new broadband Internet target leaves Canada behind

The Ottawa Citizen
Before the Avro Arrow came the Canadian Jetliner — and Howard Hughes - Photos

The Toronto Star
A drone boost for a Canadian Arctic icebreaker and cargo ship

The Toronto Star
Ottawa pays $10M-plus to wrongly accused businessman

CBC News
Bill C-51 aims to ‘remove terrorist propaganda’ from Internet

CBC News
CSIS given new powers as security officials grapple with new threats

The Ottawa Citizen
CSIS about to become a ‘disruptive’ influence

The Ottawa Citizen
CSIS: A short history of Canadian spy agency - More

Torstar News Service
How would have new terror legislation affected recent Canadian cases? - More

The Canadian Press
How other countries have countered terror

The Canadian Press
Ian Holloway named as a member of the Security Intelligence Review Committee - More

CBC News
Stephen Harper makes his case for new powers to combat terror

Postmedia News
Anti-democracy imam gets cold reception from politicians

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: February 1

Canadian Commentary

Kent Roach and Craig Forcese | The Globe and Mail
Red, yellow lights for security measures

Elizabeth Renzetti | The Globe and Mail
With the target blurry in our sights, we fight terror with politics

Editorial | The Ottawa Citizen
Anti-terrorism provisions potentially harmful

Tyler Dawson | The Ottawa Citizen
Criminalizing speech is a mistake

Editorial | The Toronto Star
Parliament needs a panel to scrutinize anti-terror operations

Editorial | National Post
Keeping Canada safe from terrorism

Editorial | The Toronto Star
Bill C-520 stigmatizes Parliament’s watchdog agencies - More - More

Rex Murphy | National Post
Remembering Auschwitz and the enormity of evil

Gwynne Dyer | Pique Newsmagazine
With allies like these...

Susan Ormiston | CBC News
Could Putin lose his leverage over Moscow elite?

Paul Meyer | Open Canada
The bumpy road to nuclear disarmament

Ramesh Thakur | Open Canada
India’s growing international clout

Kirsty Duncan | Embassy News
Kids in Central African Republic need protection

Brent Bambury with Thomas Juneau | CBC Radio’s Day 6
Why Canada stays friends with Saudi Arabia

International Commentary

Gen. David H. Petraeus and Michael E. O’Hanlon | The Washington Post
The new American century

Sarah Chayes | Los Angeles Times
Nigeria’s in-your-face corruption may be fueling Boko Haram terrorism

Joshua Meservey | The Washington Post
Boko Haram's next threat

Charlotte Lytton | The Washington Post
Why don’t we care about Boko Haram?

Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
In the nuclear talks, what if Iran can't get to yes?

Editorial | The Guardian
Afghanistan’s war quickens as politicians falter

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
What the Ebola fight taught us

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Reasonable reforms to military retiree health benefits are needed

Timothy Garton Ash | The New York Review of Books
Defying the Assassin’s Veto

Ally Fogg | The Guardian
Seriously Boris, calling terrorists ‘wankers’ is really not helpful - More

Marina Hyde | The Guardian
Wake up, people: Without Prince Andrew the UK economy would collapse

International News

CBS News
Video: The challenges of archiving the online world - More - More

The Associated Press
Aeronauts land safely after record-breaking balloon journey

The Associated Press
NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

The Associated Press
Michelle Obama defends ‘American Sniper’ at veterans event

The Guardian
CIA interrogated suspects on Diego Garcia, says Colin Powell aide

Thomson Reuters News
Oil rockets up more than 8% in biggest one-day gain since 2012

The Guardian
British army creates team of Facebook warriors

Sky News
Boris Johnson Slams Jihadi ‘Losers’ in Scathing Attack - More

Sky News
Ebola Evacuation For British Worker After Needle Jab

The Washington Post
Are you a jihadist?

France 24
Moroccan weekly defends depicting France’s Hollande as Hitler

The Guardian
French dissenters jailed after crackdown on speech that glorifies terrorism

Agence France-Presse
Qaeda in Yemen says France top enemy

The Guardian
Angela Merkel rules out cancelling any more Greek debt

The Associated Press
Dozens detained during demonstration outside palace ball in Vienna

The Associated Press
The Hague: Srebrenica Massacre Verdicts Are Upheld

Thomson Reuters News
Police say thwart plot to overthrow Macedonian government

Agence France-Presse
Pro-Putin maestro Valery Gergiev draws fire in US

Thomson Reuters News
Ukrainian soldiers, pro-Russian rebels in intense fighting overnight

The Associated Press
Debaltseve emptying as artillery duels intensify, services fail

Thomson Reuters News
15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in past 24 hours - More

The Associated Press
Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blames Muslim Brotherhood for role in Sinai attack

Agence France-Presse
Egypt rules Hamas armed wing is terror group

Agence France-Presse
Egyptian interior ministry employee killed in Sinai

Thomson Reuters News
Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari vows to end graft, insecurity, inequality

Agence France-Presse
Nigerian oil rebels warn of unrest unless Goodluck Jonathan re-elected

The Associated Press
Boko Haram in Nigeria targeted with African Union troops

Agence France-Presse
Three Chad soldiers, 123 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon - More

The Associated Press
AU threatens South Sudan warring factions with sanctions

Agence France-Presse
Syrian ‘adultress’ survives jihadist stoning: monitor

Thomson Reuters News
Syrian town of Kobani taken from Islamic State

The Guardian
The women who died defending Kobani against ISIS

Agence France-Presse
CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander’s killing: report - More

The New York Times
Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years

Agence France-Presse
Netanyahu denies wife Sara pocketed from returned bottles

The Associated Press
IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique

The Associated Press
Online video seems to show ISIS militants beheading hostage

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing

The Associated Press
Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

The Guardian
ISIS weapons engineer killed in airstrike in Iraq, claims US military

Thomson Reuters News
Drone strike kills al Qaeda militants in Yemen

Thomson Reuters News
Two die as Muslim protesters clash with police in Kabul

Agence France-Presse
India tests long-range missile from mobile launcher

Thomson Reuters News
AirAsia captain reportedly left seat before jet lost control

The Associated Press
Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US

Thomson Reuters News
Deadly clash in Philippines a setback to peace with Muslim rebels

The Associated Press
Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

The Associated Press
Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing two pilots - More

The Christian Science Monitor
China builds ever-higher walls against West and its ‘values’

The Associated Press
China offers up to $50K in cash for terror tips in Tibet

The Guardian
North Korea introduces mandatory military service for women

Thomson Reuters News
Japan says hostage negotiations with militants ‘deadlocked’ - More

The Guardian
Argentinian prosecutor feared pro-government fanatics, says employee

The New York Times
Venezuelan military Says It Downed Plane Near Aruba

The New York Times
On This Day: February 1 - More

Books

Omar El Akkad | The Globe and Mail
A first-hand account of the world’s most notorious detention centre - More

Jackson Lears | London Review of Books
Clinton’s Creed