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    Ukraine - Superthread

    See Munich Security Conference boosts transatlantic ties for Germany in a crisis. See videos 'Ukrainian president appeals for 'real support, not just words' and video "Ukraine has been serving as a shield for eight years now". Ukraine getting support from U.S. and U.K. and Canada, but very...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I am sorry bad news from the U. S. President Biden on (mad man) Putin decision to invade Ukraine. https://abcnews.go.com/International/video/president-biden-addresses-ongoing-tensions-russia-ukraine-82990195
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Defense Secretary says "conflict is not inevitable" in Ukraine. See video . https://www.cbsnews.com/video/defense-secretary-says-conflict-is-not-inevitable-in-ukraine/#x Please see very important video in 1990s Russia and the U.S. and Britain signed a memorandum for Ukraine's sovereignty.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Putin has warned of 'military-technical response' if Russia's security concerns ignored. See video https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-ukraine-us-security-talks-1.6330025 Russia has warned NATO , does that mean war or keeping on talking?
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Canada deploys special forces to Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia. https://globalnews.ca/news/8517110/canada-special-forces-ukraine-russia/ Is a war coming?
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    U.S. says more evidence points to Russia preparing to invade Ukraine. See video. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/us-says-more-evidence-points-to-russia-preparing-to-invade-ukraine/
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    U.S. says Russia is creating possible "pretext for invasion" of Ukraine. see video ...The official told CBS News on Friday the Russian operatives were "trained in urban warfare and in using explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia's own proxy-forces," and could take action...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Putin's big miscalculation. Is Russian President Vladimir Putin planning to invade Ukraine, potentially launching a new war in Europe? The answer remains elusive after a week of intensive diplomacy, with consecutive meetings between Russian officials and US, NATO and the Organization for...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    See below interesting article. Ukraine's alliances are not a 'bargaining chip' in talks with Russia, country's deputy PM says. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ukraine-russia-nato-putin-stefanishyna-zelensky-1.6310279
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    NATO partners agree to mutual air defense systems

    Poland is investing in their systems see below article. Unlike Canada which has no systems at all, totally reliant on other countries such as the U.S. for protection. Lancaster 1) Poland Kicks Off Homegrown SHORAD System: Narew The new system, which could cost between $12 and $17 billion...
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    NATO partners agree to mutual air defense systems

    On Oct/23/2020, see Canada below recently not signing on to mutual air defence systems because we have the obsolete Air Defence Anti-tank system  (ADATS), are we depending on other countries for defence systems? Lancaster 1) NATO partners agree to mutual air defense systems. ...Ministers...
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    All Things Air Defence/AA (merged)

    Last August/2/2019, I wrote a letter to MP Harijan Sajjan about do we need quote “Do we need a Canadian long-range missiles like the Patriot, in NATO against potential Russian aggression  in the Baltic’s?" Mr. Sajjan did not respond but his Defence Corporate Secretary- did respond. No details...
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    British budget troubles

    These are painful personnel cuts to the British military. When adding the total expected personnel cuts of approximate 42,000 by 2015, of total army navy and air force and civilians, this is an extremely devastated day for the families and to their communities. I remember the military cuts...
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    Canadian jets scrambled to intercept Russian bomber before Obama visit

    The Russians are always testing us and this excursion should remind to us to keep our air force fighters modern with sufficient numbers. According to the air-force technology website quote "The Tu-95 was originally built as a strategic, intercontinental heavy-payload bomber aircraft". Maybe the...
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    Canada's purchase of the Leopard 2 MBT

    Quote The C2s won't be cascaded to any Canadian units (let alone Reserve units), unless I'm sadly misinformed.  The Leopard 1 ceases to be supported by the spares system and by KMW in 2012 and will rapidly become an orphan fleet To help “Kirkhill” and “ironduke57” out, another reference, to...
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    North Korea (Superthread)

    Recently I have Emailed to our government and opposition on my concerns on the North Korean missile crissi: To Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Peter Mackay: mackap1@parl.gc.ca  Oct 16/2006 To Foreign Affairs Critic Keith Martin: MartiK@parl.gc.ca Bcc: Senator Colin Kenny...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

    The folowing websites are interesting read on Joint Strike Fighter in Australia ,the first site is short but the second is 67 pages long from the Australian senate committee. 1)joint strike fighter  progress and issues for Australia: http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rn/2005-06/06rn32.pdf...
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    25000 new sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen?

    Defence minister 'O' Connor was on today with 'politics with Don  Newman', he didn't want talk details but the 13,000 fulltime and  10,000 reservists will take about  5 years to fulfill .He also said in a months time that the cabinet would approve the defence priorities of 6 to 8  capital...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

    I don’t know if Canada afford the Joint Strike fighter and how many fighters do we need? Australia is looking at spending about approximately $11.0 U.S. Billion for 100 fighters($110 U.S. million per fighter) and support structure(subcontracting work?) .If  Canada spends any where near Australia...
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