HMCS Shawinigan in Port Everglades for Massive Narcotics Offload

Coast Guard Cutter James’ crew offloaded approximately 59,700 pounds of cocaine and 1,430 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.4 billion, Thursday, at Port Everglades, which is the largest offload in Coast Guard history. The Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like Canada and the Netherlands, along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity…

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Operation NANOOK 2021 Begins in Canada’s Arctic

From August 3 to September 12, 2021, approximately 250 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will take part in Operation (Op) NANOOK 2021, which will be executed in several communities along the Northwest Passage and the Davis Strait. Alongside northern partners and allies, such as the United States Coast Guard, the CAF will conduct a series of activities designed to exercise…

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Canada’s Arctic Problem

By Joe Varner Modern War Institute In 2007 Canada’s then prime minister Stephen Harper stated, “Canada’s new government understands that the first principle of Arctic sovereignty is: Use it or lose it.” The Conservative government of the time saw Canadian sovereignty of its Arctic north increasingly under pressure from other Arctic powers—including the United States and Russia in the short…

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Canada Takes Part in Saint Pierre and Miquelon SAR Exercise

On August 3 and 4, 2021, the patrol boat Fulmar participated in a search and rescue (SAR) exercise held in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Objective: to develop interoperability with Canadian army air assets as well as synergies between local administrations and services in Saint-Pierre. No less than a dozen actors were involved in the preparation and conduct of this exercise: the Fulmar, the…

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