TITLE

CANADA AND MISSILE DEFENCE: SAYING NO TO MR BUSH

AUTHOR(S)
Barry, Donald
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Military & Strategic Studies;Spring2010, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
52426053

 

Related Articles

  • The President's News Conference With Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada. Bush, George W. // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents;5/3/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 18, p708 

    Presents information on the news conference of U.S. President George W. Bush with Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada on April 30, 2004. Situation of the war in Iraq; Reaction to the photos of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners; Role of Canada in Iraq.

  • The (Very) Big Lie. Barone, Michael // U.S. News & World Report;11/28/2005, Vol. 139 Issue 20, p45 

    The article discusses why the United States invaded Iraq. The prewar intelligence, according to government commissions, indicated Saddam Hussein's regime had weapons of mass destruction. Other reasons for going to war include that brutality of Hussein's regime and the opportunity to advance...

  • Missile Defense: Fresh Look At An Old Problem.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/7/2001, Vol. 154 Issue 19, p90 

    Editorial. Comments on United States President George W. Bush's April 2001 speech at the Washington D.C.-based National Defense University detailing his national missile defense policy. Technology-related problems faced by the country's missile defense program; Implications for U.S. relations...

  • Why WMD are important. Belcastro, Frank P. // National Catholic Reporter;5/30/2003, Vol. 39 Issue 30, p28 

    Comments on U.S. President George W. Bush's decision to pursue war with Iraq.

  • THE REDIRECTION. Hersh, Seymour M. // New Yorker;3/5/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p54 

    The article discusses shifts in the military strategy of U.S. President George W. Bush in the Iraq War, and related shifts in his Middle East strategy. The article suggests that U.S. efforts to undermine Iran have increased tensions between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims, and may unintentionally...

  • Bush Proposes $11 Billion Troop Strength Rise, Says Terrorists Seek WMD. Ahearn, Dave // Defense Daily;1/25/2007, Vol. 233 Issue 15, p5 

    The article focuses on the increase in the size of the U.S. Armed Forces proposed by President George W. Bush in his annual State of the Union address. The president said that the country faces a totalitarian threat from groups such as Shia and Sunni extremists, and also assailed al Qaeda, while...

  • "WE EXIST TO FIGHT" Reyna, Steve // Social Analysis;Spring2005, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p190 

    Investigates a category of oligarchs or elites during U.S. President George W. Bush's first term of administration and their role in the Iraq War. Authority of the group in military/security matters; Analysis of the neuro-hermeneutics of war; Circumstances under which elites have the desire for...

  • Grading the President.  // Foreign Policy;Jul/Aug2003, Issue 137, p28 

    Presents opinion on the military strikes made by the U.S. against Iraq in 2003. View of the world on U.S. President George W. Bush; Challenges facing Bush in the aftermath of the war.

  • Unfit for the burdens of empire. Gray, John // New Statesman;4/21/2003, Vol. 132 Issue 4634, p16 

    Focuses on the war in Iraq and what the United States must do to rebuild the country after the destruction of the Saddam Hussein regime. Idea that Great Britain and the U.S. will be occupying forces; View that the coalition will be facing years of guerrilla resistance from the diverse Iraqi...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics