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Mohamed Fahmy on Press Freedom in the Age of Trump

North American journalists face an unprecedented new climate under Trump and Trudeau. We asked Fahmy what we can learn from his new memoir 'The Marriott Cell.'
Ben Makuch
11.19.16
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New Video Appears to Show Canadian Special Forces in Battle Against ISIS Near Mosul

It definitely looks like our commandos are directly in combat with the Islamic State, not just "advising."
Ben Makuch
10.25.16
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Inside the Covert War In Ukraine

VICE News spoke to Ukrainian special forces soldiers about their secret operations, including targeted assassinations behind enemy lines.
Ben Makuch
10.4.16
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Everything We Learned from Embedding with an American Militia

What motivates a bunch of white guys to go into the woods and practice military drills?
Ben Makuch
5.26.16
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Inside the Michigan Militia

VICE's Ben Makuch investigates the state of militia groups in Michigan and explores the driving force behind the militia movement today.
VICE Staff
5.16.16
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Ex-Canadian Soldier Alive and Fighting the Islamic State

Brandon Glossop, a veteran of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, hopped on a plane in February to join the People's Protection Units in its fight against ISIS.
Ben Makuch
4.21.15
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The Canadian Jihadist Who Burned His Passport After Joining ISIS Is Alive and Tweeting

A new photo surfacing from his latest Twitter account appears to show Usamah to the left of a fighter and close friend who recently died in combat with the Islamic State.
Ben Makuch
4.17.15
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How Canada is Helping Nab Thousands of Kilos of Blow in the Caribbean

The Royal Canadian Navy, with the help of high-tech surveillance aircraft, has been aggressively pushing to seize contraband in international waters.
Justin Ling and Ben Makuch
4.14.15
News

Canada Is Sending 200 Soldiers to Ukraine to Train Troops for Russia Conflict

Prime Minister Harper announces new training mission as Kiev keeps asking for real guns.
Ben Makuch and Justin Ling
4.14.15
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The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater Is Training Canadian Soldiers

The mercenary company with a track record of war crimes is instructing Canadian commandos.
Ben Makuch
4.9.15
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NATO Vets, Led by a Canadian, Are Setting Up Commando and Sniper Schools for the Kurds

The group says it plans to deploy in May, but is first seeking donations to finance 25 members to be on duty for 12 months.
Ben Makuch
4.8.15
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New Canadian Satellite Technology Set to Protect Arctic Sovereignty

It might be just a satellite, but it's one more thing surveilling the Arctic for Harper.
Ben Makuch
4.7.15
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