Barry, Donald
April 2010
Journal of Military & Strategic Studies;Spring2010, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p12
Academic Journal
The article discusses the ballistic missile defence (BMD) program established by former U.S. President George W. Bush in 2003, in which Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin has rejected its intent to join with the cause despite Martin's intent of improving its defence cooperation with the U.S. in the U.S.-led war in Iraq on 2003. It notes several factors that prevented the cooperation between both countries including the public disapproval of war, the June 2004 general election which affected Martin's leadership from the majority to minority status, and the opposition within Martin's Liberal party along with Liberal, New Democratic Party (NDP), and Bloc Québécois. Moreover, Canada's decision was criticized and questioned by the public in terms of its reliability as an ally.


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