SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Friday, 24 February 2017 - Updated at 0850 hrs EST

Canadian News

CBC News
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman victim of ‘bureaucratic crossfire’ - More - More

National Post
In less than nine hours, vice-admiral’s career was scuttled

CBC News
Drones expected to fly missions from RCN warships within decade

CBC News
CAF standing on guard for ‘The Big One’ in B.C.

Skies Magazine
Open letter to PM asks to abandon Super Hornet plan - More

CBC News
Public servant in Phoenix snafu devastated over $65K T4 error

CBC News
50,000 public servant T4s reissued so far

CBC News
Backlog in military pensions won’t be cleared until end of year

The Hill Times
Unions want feds to cough up a $75-million Phoenix contingency fund

The Canadian Press
$366 million in spending approved for National Defence to go unspent: PBO - More

CBC News
MPs investigate use of national security exceptions in federal procurement

CBC News
Privy Council Office budget the highest in a decade

CBC News
Senators rejected Mike Duffy’s request to cover some legal fees

CBC News
Trudeau and Trump talk about border

Reuters News Agency
Trudeau, Trump discuss border cooperation, lumber

CBC News
Canadian children ‘locked up’ in immigration detention centres, report says

CBC News
Five things to know about illegal border crossings into Canada

The Canadian Press
Sean Spicer laughs off the idea of building a wall along the northern U.S. border

CBC News
More than 30 per cent of Vancouver police officers have PTSD, says study

The Globe and Mail
A baker’s dozen tax-filing changes for this year

The Hill Times
Goverment sets aside $545-million to finance new contracts reached with big unions

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: February 24

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Charles Krauthammer | The Washington Post
Trump and the ‘madman theory’

Dalibor Rohac | The Washington Post
My country had its own Trump. Here’s how we beat him.

International News

Reuters News Agency
Donald Trump wants to build up U.S. nuclear arsenal - More

The Associated Press
A look at the legal path ahead for the Trump travel ban

The Washington Post
Trump touts recent immigration raids, calls them a ‘military operation’

The Associated Press
John Kelly: ‘No mass deportations’ and ‘no use of military forces’ to enforce immigration

The Associated Press
Trump claims that his policies will create millions of jobs - More

Reuters News Agency
Trump to speak at conservative forum, as some question his immigration, trade views - More

The Canadian Press
Conservatives still loving President Trump

The Associated Press
Reince Priebus accused of asking FBI to refute critical Trump story

ABC News
Steve Bannon says media ‘always wrong’ about Trump

The Washington Post
Bannon vows a daily battle for the ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

The Associated Press
746 people subjected to travel ban on Jan. 28-29

The Associated Press
Standing Rock protesters defy order to leave

Reuters News Agency
Oil prices fall as U.S. crude inventories rise further - More

The Guardian
Study reveals bot-on-bot editing wars raging on Wikipedia’s pages

The Associated Press
Duchess of Cambridge pool-playing skills deemed ‘dreadful’ - More

The Guardian
Storm Doris causes chaos across UK

The Guardian
MPs call on Theresa May to release ‘kill list’ for UK drone strikes

Reuters News Agency
Marine Le Pen refused a police summons for questioning: her lawyer

Reuters News Agency
Wary of divided loyalties, a Baltic state reaches out to its Russians

Reuters News Agency
Greek PM says bailout review to be concluded in March - More

Reuters News Agency
Greece says expects Turkey to seek extradition of soldiers

Reuters News Agency
How money flowed to Gambia’s former president

The Globe and Mail
Seized weapon sheds light on mystery of Rwandan genocide

Reuters News Agency
Islamic State car blast kills dozens in northwest Syria - More

Reuters News Agency
Iraqi forces push into first districts of western Mosul

Reuters News Agency
Pakistan blast that killed 10 probably a gas explosion, officials say

The Associated Press
Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of N.Korean - More

The Associated Press
Rodrigo Duterte’s harsh critic Leila de Lima arrested

Reuters News Agency
Duterte says China misunderstood Philippine minister’s South China Sea remarks

Reuters News Agency
Trump calls Chinese ‘grand champions’ of currency manipulation

Reuters News Agency
China overtakes U.S., France as Germany’s biggest trading partner

Reuters News Agency
China say North Korean issue fundamentally between U.S., North Korea

The Associated Press
Tens of thousands in Venezuela short on food, short of hope

The Associated Press
US, Mexico square off on immigration as top officials meet - More

Reuters News Agency
Confident Mexico says will not rush to negotiate NAFTA with Trump - More

The New York Times
On This Day: February 24

Agence France-Presse
Stephen Bannon évoque un « combat » quotidien

Agence France-Presse
Reince Priebus a demandé au FBI de contester les reportages sur la Russie

Agence France-Presse
Finalement pas d’interdiction de la pizza hawaïenne

Agence France-Presse
Tempête au Royaume-Uni : un mort, chaos dans les transports

Agence France-Presse
Un ex-chef du KKK apporte son soutien à Marine Le Pen

Agence France-Presse
Libye : 13 migrants morts asphyxiés dans un conteneur

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : violences sur le terrain, la diplomatie patine à Genève

Agence France-Presse
Israël : les membres étrangers de Human Rights Watch ne sont plus les bienvenus

Agence France-Presse
L’EI force des enfants et personnes handicapés à faire les kamikazes, selon le gén. Matt Isler

Agence France-Presse
Les forces irakiennes entrent à Mossoul

Agence France-Presse
Philippines : la principale opposante de Duterte emprisonnée

Agence France-Presse
Kim Jong-Nam tué par un agent neurotoxique très puissant

TVA Nouvelles
Des tigres chassent un drone

Agence France-Presse
Guatemala : l’armée surveille un «bateau pour l’avortement» néerlandais

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