When it comes to America's looming war in the Pacific, Canada's in. That much became plain with the announcement that Harper DefMin, "Airshow" MacKay, is seeking to establish a Canadian military post in Singapore.
"This entire concept -- the buzzword is the pivot to the Pacific -- it's a recognition of the regional power dynamics here that do affect us, with China expanding and modernizing their military capabilities," Mr. Mac-Kay said.
To that end, Canada is looking at a cost-effective way of increasing its military footprint in the region, he said.
A military hub in Singapore would be similar to the arrangements it has reached with Kuwait and Jamaica, to give it military footholds in the Middle East and the Caribbean.
And just what geopolitical, military interest does Canada have in the far East? I suppose we'll know just as soon as Washington sends its next batch of marching orders to Ottawa. And, as noted here repeatedly, that's what the F-35 is all about, Canada's admission ticket to America's Foreign Legion.