WRITERS

(2020,
KEN POLE

The Canadian Armed Forces has long appreciated the value of the biennial U.S. Navy-led Rim of the Pacific war games, having been involved from the first one in 1971. Hence plans are underway for CAF participation in the scaled-down 2020 version of the world’s largest international military exercise imposed by COVID-19.

(2019,
issue 4)
KEN POLE

The Speech from the Throne signals that the new minority Liberal government is prepared to stay the course on the defence, security and foreign policies it committed to in the previous Parliament. Read the full text and some context here.

(2019,
issue 1)
KEN POLE

The Government of Canada is ramping up efforts to ensure that neither the coming election campaign, nor the vote itself, are influenced by malicious, net-based interference.

(2019,
KEN POLE

The defence portion of the 2019 federal Budget includes commitments to spend $1.39 billion (over the next two years) for renewing its Middle East Strategy, and up to $105.6 million (over three years) in continued support for Ukraine, while also stepping up Canada’s cyber security efforts.

(2018,
issue 5)
KEN POLE

Fully operational by mid-August, the Canadian task force is fully involved in logistical support, ferrying UN soldiers around the country in Chinook and Griffon helicopters for “presence projection” missions.

(2018,
issue 4)
KEN POLE

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has been set up by the government as a single point of authority for combatting cyber crime.

(2018,
KEN POLE

The global surge in cyber crime – related to both national and personal security – has prompted the federal government to unveil plans for a National Cyber Security Strategy.

(2017,
KEN POLE

News that foreign state-operated hackers try to gain access to federal government’s computer networks approximately 50 times a week – and that at least one tends to be successful – prompted Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to underscore the need to “just keep working and win the race” even as hackers seem to stay one step ahead of security efforts.

(2017,
KEN POLE

The PM has reaffirmed that Canada will continue to push for one of the temporary seats on the United Nations Security Council when it becomes open in four years.

(2014,
issue 2)
KEN POLE

FrontLine Staff Writer Ken Pole looks at the latest in simulators and their role in training our officers in situations that they may not otherwise experience and examine how they react.

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