Dienas grauds


[..] Missions and capabilities are just as important as a straight two-percent target.  Canada has five C-17 heavy airlifters, giving it a strategic heavy lift capacity; Norway and Poland have none.  Canada commands a NATO […]

Ledus popkorns


vara bungas: Skaidrs, ka viss tiks sarunāts, jau iepriekš, bet publiskajā telpā šūmēšanās būs liela. Vēršu uzmanību, ka Ziemeļrietumu jūras ceļš nav tas pats, kas Ziemeļu jūras ceļš. ZRJC atrodas CA  EEZ, savukārt ZJC EEZ […]

Šķūrētājs


vara bungas: papildinot iepriekšējo ziņu netiešie pierādījumi, ka RU uz Arktiku ir lieli plāni. Kam gan vēl būtu vajadzīgs buldozers ar PT ieroču aizsardzību, ja ne konvencionālam karam uz ledus gabala. [..] Arctic brigades received […]

Lielgabalnieki


vara bungas: Ļoti labs ieskats procesā kā tiek gatavotas NBS  M109 apkalpes, t.sk,. ieskicētas dažas problēmas.  Manuprāt galvenā, ka pēc veiksmīgas haubiču iepirkšanas joprojām nav plāna kā masveidā gatavot tām apkalpes. De facto haubiču artilērijas […]

EU-only show?


vara bungas: Var uzskatīt, ka Tramps ar saviem smiekliīgiem paziņojumiem pirms Brisleles un Helsinku samitiem vienkārši veido sev labvēlīgu vidi sarunām, bet pētnieki no Kanādas  The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) jau ilgāku laiku uzskata US vietu […]

Where are we? (2)


Originally posted on Ted Campbell's Point of View … an old soldier's thoughts on shoes and ships and sealing wax and many other things. I self describe as a classical liberal ~ which means, in 21st century Canada, that I’m a Conservative. I believe in four fundamental rights for each and every individual: Life, Liberty and Property, as described by John Locke in 17th century England, and Privacy, as defined by Brandeis and Warren in 19th century America. Your comments are welcome, but my views (and obvious biases) are pretty well established after 75+ years.:
Nearly a year ago I commented on a new Russian Arctic military base and asked “Where…

Nesanāca


Bēdīga ziņa no Otavas… “The Land Operation Temperate Boot doesn’t seem to have met the needs of the soldiers the way we hoped that it would”  Lt.-Col. Edwards avots

Dienas grauds


[..] Why do we spend billions on defence, if we are not immediately threatened? For some countries—Israel, Latvia come to mind—the answer is self-evident. Countries that face a clear and immediate existential challenge know they […]