U.S. Won’t Defend Canada Against Missiles Says NORAD Deputy


Unless Canada joins the United States in its ballistic missile defense (BMD) plan, the U.S. does not have to defend Canada against a North Korean — or any — missile strike.

Constituting the only other member of the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command won’t help Canada either, says Lt.-Gen. Pierre St-Amand, the deputy commander of the continental defense alliance that has guarded the North American skies since 1957.

“The extent of the U.S. policy is not to defend Canada,” St-Amand told the House of Commons defense committee on Thursday when asked about a potential North Korean missile strike on North America. “That’s the fact I can bring to the table.” – READ MORE

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