The international endeavour to check Russian ambition in eastern Europe has a produced a trove of valuable lessons for the Canadian military, including insights that could be useful in the wider, increasingly uncertain, world. Among those lessons: Canadian fighter pilots have a good idea what it would be like to face North Korean warplanes. The lessons learned in Romania are being added to the wider set of insights the Canadian military gained in 2017 conducting deterrence operations, said Seymour, the chief of staff for operations at the country's overseas command. Canadian troops deployed as part of the NATO deterrence force in Latvia have learned, not only cyber techniques, but how information warfare and propaganda has been directed against them. Another lesson of significance, according to Bowes, has been learned by troops training Ukrainian forces.
Source: CBC News January 03, 2018 09:56 UTC