17 April 2014. Ottawa. The Conference of Defence Associations supports the decision of the Federal government to assist NATO in operations in Eastern Europe with the deployment of six CF-18 fighter aircraft and military personnel to Poland and Brussels.

We are pleased to see that NATO matters again and has a purpose both politically and militarily, with renewed political resolve for some form of action. There may also be renewed emphasis on The Strategic Concept of NATO’s core themes – collective defence, cooperative security, crisis response.

Please direct any enquiries to Peter Forsberg, Public Affairs Officer; or to Tony Battista, Executive Director of the Conference of Defence Associations at 613-236-1252 or pao@cda-cdai.ca.