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Michael Peterson
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Attends Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Graduate Studies
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Military Picture Of The Week
According to the daily "On This Day in MIlitary History" feed from Department of History and Heritage, Dept. of Ntl. Defence , on this day, 29 January, in 1936, No. 7 (General Purpose) Squadron was formed at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, on the Ottawa River.  Th...
According to the daily "On This Day in MIlitary History" feed from Department of History and Heritage, Dept. of Ntl. Defence, on this day, 29 January, in 1936, No. 7 (General Purpose) Squadron was formed at RCAF Station Rockc...
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Three Journalists Reflect On Covering Today's Wars
This interview between War on the Rocks' editor Ryan Evans and three working journalists - Nancy Yousseff, David Wood and Paul Shinkman is well worth listening to. The three discuss the difficulties journalists face in covering wars today, their profound ad...
This interview between War on the Rocks' editor Ryan Evans and three working journalists - Nancy Yousseff, David Wood and Paul Shinkman is well worth listening to. The three discuss the difficulties journalists face in coveri...
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One American Soldier"s Proposal To Address Military Suicides
This guest piece in Tom Ricks' Best Defence Blog caught my attention today.


The author`s proposal, that the Department of Defence actively monitor its members' social media activity and intervene when there are posts, comments, or google searches suggesti...
This guest piece in Tom Ricks' Best Defence Blog caught my attention today. The author`s proposal, that the Department of Defence actively monitor its members' social media activity and intervene when there are posts, comment...
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Friday Theology: Is It Heretical To Wonder 'What Would Jesus Pack?'
Today's Friday theology takes the form of two questions. 1) Is the question "What would Jesus pack?" heretical?  Show your work, and be sure to reference Matthew 5 (those pesky Beatitutdes!). 2) According to your answer to (1), discuss the merits of these T...
Today's Friday theology takes the form of two questions. 1) Is the question "What would Jesus pack?" heretical? Show your work, and be sure to reference Matthew 5 (those pesky Beatitutdes!). 2) According to your answer to (1...
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Escape From Waithood: One View Of Terrorism And Its Causes
  A street scene in ``Waithood``   If there has been a theme in some of my recent posts, it`s about the importance of religion as a motive for human actions. Twitter today introduced me to a Somalian entrepeneur/activist named Mohamed Ali who gave a TED tal...
A street scene in ``Waithood`` If there has been a theme in some of my recent posts, it`s about the importance of religion as a motive for human actions. Twitter today introduced me to a Somalian entrepeneur/activist named...
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What`s Religious? What`s Political? Religious Literacy And Current Events
There has been some shop in my office this week about an interview in the Ottawa Citizen with Andrew Bennett, Canada`s Ambassador for Religious Freedom .   In the interview, Bennett argues that diplomats and foreign service officers need to be more aware of...
There has been some shop in my office this week about an interview in the Ottawa Citizen with Andrew Bennett, Canada`s Ambassador for Religious Freedom. In the interview, Bennett argues that diplomats and foreign service of...
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Mental Health In The Military: From Generation To Generation
Today in Canada a very welcome national conversation is happening on the subject of mental health.  As part of that conversation, You can follow it on T|witter using the hashtag # BellLetsTalk . It's very encouraging to see the Canadian Armed Forces taking ...
Today in Canada a very welcome national conversation is happening on the subject of mental health. As part of that conversation, You can follow it on T|witter using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk. It's very encouraging to see the...
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What Sarah Palin Got Wrong About PTSD
I confess that I am not a great fan of Sarah Palin. Part of me thinks she embodies everything that is wrong with political discourse today, though I am grateful for her return to the media spotlight in the perverse way that one has when witnessing clowns e...
I confess that I am not a great fan of Sarah Palin. Part of me thinks she embodies everything that is wrong with political discourse today, though I am grateful for her return to the media spotlight in the perverse way that o...
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Behind the Scenes at Canada's War Museum 2 - The M3 Lee Hovertank
My brother the Mad Colonel volunteers at the Ottawa War Museum and recently sent me this video of the museum staff moving their M3 Lee tank during their annual maintenance week. They are using what I can only describe as a pad of compressed air to lift an...
My brother the Mad Colonel volunteers at the Ottawa War Museum and recently sent me this video of the museum staff moving their M3 Lee tank during their annual maintenance week. They are using what I can only describe as a pa...
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Hello Mr Peterson hope this finds you well:-) Hey I really Enjoyed your French Indochina War Page:) you and your friends did a Great Job on the game:-) It made myself and Son wish to do the French Indochina war in 20mm I went back just tonight to see the pics and sadly many are gone:( Do you think you could up load them again if you still have them? Also could you tell me who made those nice miniatures I think they are 20mm but not 100% sure? I have enjoyed many of your pages keep up the Wargameing items.
Thanks from a old Soldier in Va. USA\CSA ;-) 
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Military Picture Of The Week
From a feature in the Globe and Mail about the Indian military's parade to celebrate the country's 67th Republic Day.  The caption identifies these troops as being from the Border Security Force.  I'll go out on a limb and say that any military that parades...
From a feature in the Globe and Mail about the Indian military's parade to celebrate the country's 67th Republic Day. The caption identifies these troops as being from the Border Security Force. I'll go out on a limb and sa...
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Wow, this is something else!!! :)
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Friday Theology: Why The Church Needs Worship
  I don't know who Jonathan Aigner is in churchland circles.   I just now that somehow Twitter, erratic wandering star that it is, led me to his essay on worship this morning and it's worth a read. Ironically I read it two days after learning that a church ...
I don't know who Jonathan Aigner is in churchland circles. I just now that somehow Twitter, erratic wandering star that it is, led me to his essay on worship this morning and it's worth a read. Ironically I read it two days...
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Bonus MilPic: Sgt. Karen Hermeston, First Canadian Army Female Photographer
    Too good not to share - a small tribute to a pioneering military photographer.  More on Sgt. Hermeston here .   H/T to Canada 150th Twitter feed .
Too good not to share - a small tribute to a pioneering military photographer. More on Sgt. Hermeston here. H/T to Canada 150th Twitter feed.
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