The government's decision to deploy six RCAF CF-18 fighters to Poland as part of NATO's response to the crisis in Ukraine seems to have caused barely a ripple in Canada.
There's been surprisingly little discussion, considering the worst case scenario could find them going, in the immortal words of Dr. Strangelove's Major 'King' Kong, "toe to toe with the Rooskies."
The announcement Thursday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper was the latest Canadian response to what the government sees as Russian meddling in Ukraine, from its support of armed pro-Russian separatists in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to the buildup of Russian troops on the border.
An agreement this week between Russia and Ukraine was supposed to ease tensions, but was being ignored by pro-Russian militias on the ground.
“Canada continues to strongly condemn Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine and its ongoing aggressive military provocation," Harper said in a news release.
“Along with our NATO allies, we recognize the needRead More »from What does the Ukraine crisis mean for Canada’s military?