David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen

David Pugliese

Ottawa Citizen

Victoria, BC, Canada

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Past articles by David:

Canadian Forces looking into role of military personnel involved with Mriya Report

Commentators on the Mriya Report, created by Canadian Forces Capt. Joseph Friedberg, denounced the Ukrainians who had raised concerns about some of the activities of the Ottawa-based charity Mriya Aid. → Read More

Analysis: Anand pushes $9 billion Boeing aircraft deal as Bombardier calls for competition

Under the proposal the Boeing P-8 aircraft would replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 Aurora planes. → Read More

Canadian military investigates unauthorized release of JTF2 sniper video

An ex-JTF2 member went on a U.S. podcast to discuss his time in the counter-terrorism unit and the 2017 killing of an Islamic State gunman. → Read More

More than $6 billion earmarked for F-35 weapons

The funds will be for new advanced air-to-air missiles, still-to-be-determined weapons projects for the stealth fighters and maintenance of the weapons stockpiles. → Read More

Canada moves to rebuild search-and-rescue helicopter fleet

Canada is moving forward with a modernization program for its CH-149 Cormorant helicopters to allow them to keep flying until at least 2042. → Read More

Canadian military finances efforts to collect social media data despite claims it was shutting them down

Defence firms and other companies were given almost $10 million to develop new ways to analyze social media and sift through accounts. → Read More

Canada to start receiving first stealth fighters by 2026

Canada will buy the U.S.-built F-35 stealth fighter in a project that will cost $70 billion over the life of the planes. → Read More

Government to announce F-35 deal Monday — Trudeau had said stealth fighter didn’t work and wasn’t needed

The government stated Sunday that Defence Minister Anita Anand will make the announcement regarding the Future Fighter Capability Project. → Read More

Canadian special forces involved in U.S. military team accused of killing scores of innocent people in Iraq, Syria

Canadian Forces personnel were involved in a controversial U.S. military team that has been accused of killing scores of innocent people in Iraq and Syria. → Read More

Sailors provided with bottled water after lead contamination concerns on new Arctic patrol ships

Sailors provided with bottled water after lead contamination concerns on new Arctic patrol ships → Read More

Derogatory fighter pilot call sign was homophobic and targeted RCAF woman officer

The call sign has circulated on Canadian military social media forums and sent to media outlets by military sexual misconduct survivors. → Read More

Chronic pain research centre asks for resignation of retired general behind controversial speech

The group has received the resignation of a retired general behind a controversial speech slamming government and Canadian Forces policies. → Read More

Canadian Forces officers applaud speech slamming Canada's climate change policies, cancel culture, weak leaders

Speech slamming Canada's climate change policies, cancel culture and weak leaders applauded by Canadian Forces officers → Read More

Canada buys 39 General Dynamics vehicles, eyes anti-tank weapons

The procurement efforts follow a promise by Canada’s Liberal Party government that military equipment sent to Ukraine this year would be restocked. → Read More

Military attrition has hit its highest level in 15 years, warns briefing prepared for generals

The briefing acknowledged the military is facing a “workforce crisis”. → Read More

Canadian Forces selects Sig Sauer P320 as its new pistol

The Canadian military will be getting new pistols to replace its Second World War-era handguns. → Read More

MPs doubt procurement department claim there are no documents on troubled $2.2-billion aircraft purchase

The government announced in 2016 it was purchasing 16 C-295 aircraft for fixed-wing search and rescue, but the first planes won’t be operating until 2025 or 2026. → Read More

Irving recruiting foreign workers to build Royal Canadian Navy's new warship fleet

Irving Shipbuilding wants to bring in more foreign workers to help construct the Canadian navy's new fleet of warships. → Read More

Canadian Rangers celebrate 75th anniversary with canoe voyage to Ottawa

A group of Canadian Rangers from northern Ontario completed a unique 750-kilometre voyage by freighter canoe from Parry Sound to Ottawa in recognition of 2022… → Read More

Canada plans to buy four new Airbus tankers, requests proposal

Airbus was designated as the only supplier qualified to provide the tankers to the Royal Canadian Air Force. As a result, a formal request for its proposal for the planes was issued to the firm on May 13, 2022. → Read More