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Quick Hits 142 – So now the Canadian government is telling us what it terrorism and what is not?

The debate over the events of Jan 6 in Washington continues. Was it terrorism? A riot? A coup?

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Perspectives

There are valid reasons for states to invoke secrecy: is this one of them?

There are valid reasons for states to invoke secrecy: is Canada’s Trudeau government using this excuse to hide something when it comes to naval purchases?

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Articles Homeland Security Today

Modi’s Indian government is creating the conditions for more terrorism

The fear that an armed conflict between India and Pakistan could escalate to an exchange of nukes keep many national security officials awake at nights.

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

Does Ottawa City Hall need increased security – really?

While we have come to expect heightened security cordons these days we might want to make sure they are all necessary.

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Perspectives

The ebb and flow of terrorist groups: Why declaring victory is often premature

Declaring ‘victory’ over a terrorist group/terrorism may be a nice sound bite, but it is rarely accurate.

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National security priorities for the Liberal minority government

Here’s what needs to be done by the Liberal minority government on the national security/public safety front.