Canadian Foreign Policy

By Yves Engler, May 22, 2022

US military training has long been controversial. After years of protest over its training of brutal military leaders in the hemisphere, the US military’s School of the Americas in Georgia changed its name. Among the peace and anti-imperialist minded, it’s widely understood that military training is an important part of US global power projection.

But in Canada there’s little discussion of the politics shaping international military training. Ukraine may change that.CTV, The Walrus, The Canadian Press, Journal de Montréal and Radio Canada have all published recent stories on Operation Unifier while a front-page Wall Street Journal article headlined “NATO Training Retooled Ukrainian Army” focused on the central role played by Canadian…