National Newswatch

What we should have learned in Afghanistan

Sep 16 2021 — Renée Filiatrault — Like many Canadians I remember where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was working as the press secretary for Defence Minister Art Eggleton and took the morning off to get a root canal. It didn’t happen. The departmental liaison to the minister’s office came into the dentist’s office and pulled me […]

NASA enters new realm with satellite designed to track carbon dioxide

Jul 16 2014 — Renée Filiatrault — In the NASA hanger at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Colonel Keith Balts describes his role as the ʻlaunch decision authorityʼ for the upcoming launch of a satellite called the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) that will be hitching a ride on board a rocket. With the words, “clear for launch” Col. Balts will send […]

Canada’s information battleground strategy requires enhanced oversight, inter-agency cooperation

Mar 6 2014 — Renée Filiatrault — In mid-February, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper who serves as principal advisor to President Obama on issues related to national security, publicly admitted for the first time (as reported in the Daily Beast) that the US should have told the American people — and their elected representatives — about the National Security Agency program […]

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