Sleep quality may be linked with success during military basic training

Sleep quality may be linked with success during military basic training

Soldiers who experience sleep problems during basic combat training may be more likely to struggle with psychological distress, attention difficulties, and anger issues during their entry into the military, a recent study suggests. “These results show that it would probably be useful to check in with new soldiers over time because sleep problems can be […]

Codename 'Kracken': Mark Norman's defence accuses military of using aliases to conceal documents

Codename 'Kracken': Mark Norman's defence accuses military of using aliases to conceal documents

?Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s lawyers have released a list of elaborate codenames they claim defence officials used in an attempt to bury documents sought by the defence in relation to his breach-of-trust case. Lawyers for the military’s former second-in-command claim that, in order to thwart document searches related to his case, defence officials have taken to using a […]

Canadian military OK’s beards, as long they’re not hipster-style

Canadian military OK’s beards, as long they’re not hipster-style

Members of the Canadian military will be allowed to sport beards, as long as they are not shaggy hipster beards, National Defence announced on Wednesday. A new general order from the country’s top military commander spells out the times and circumstances when facial hair will be permitted. The order includes specific grooming instructions. Beards must […]

Canadian military to severely curtail use of recreational marijuana

Canadian military to severely curtail use of recreational marijuana

The Canadian military will severely restrict — and in some cases prohibit — the use of recreational marijuana once it becomes legal this fall. National Defence released its formal policy on Friday along with the accompanying regulations, which impose limits on cannabis use that are more wide-ranging than those governing alcohol. The head of personnel, Lt.-Gen. Chuck […]

Trump says NATO allies like Canada are ‘delinquent’ on military spending. Is he wrong?

Trump says NATO allies like Canada are ‘delinquent’ on military spending. Is he wrong?

U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his rhetoric on defence spending Wednesday, urging NATO countries to meet lofty spending targets immediately or risk being branded as “delinquent.” At the core of his criticism of the multilateral alliance is the argument that the U.S. foots the bill for far too much of the alliance’s defence capacity, and other member nations — including […]

Nine dead after military cargo plane crashes in Georgia

Nine dead after military cargo plane crashes in Georgia

By Russ BynumThe Associated Press Wed., May 2, 2018 PORT WENTWORTH, Ga.—A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia on Wednesday, and authorities said there are no survivors. The plane crashed onto a state highway moments after taking […]

Military officer suing DND over ‘false and malicious’ sex assault claims to get promotion

Military officer suing DND over ‘false and malicious’ sex assault claims to get promotion

A high-ranking military officer who is suing National Defence for making “false and malicious” sexual assault allegations against him has been promoted and will take up a significant overseas assignment, CBC News has learned. It was announced Friday in the latest promotions list that Lt.-Col. Mason Stalker will be elevated to the rank of full colonel and […]

Ottawa rescues military disability insurance plan with $622 million bailout

Ottawa rescues military disability insurance plan with $622 million bailout

The Liberal government is spending more than $ 622 million to bail out the Canadian military’s long-term disability insurance plan, newly tabled federal budget documents reveal. The enormous infusion of cash comes almost five years after the former Conservative government settled a class-action lawsuit with disgruntled veterans who were angry that their payments were being clawed […]

Trump: Military Action Not ‘First Choice’ for North Korea

Trump: Military Action Not ‘First Choice’ for North Korea

President Donald Trump said military action was not his first choice for dealing with North Korea Wednesday following a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. [embedded content] “We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters when asked about a potential military scenario. “Certainly that’s not a first choice, but we’ll see […]