Murray Brewster is senior defence writer for CBC News, based in Ottawa. He has covered the Canadian military and foreign policy from Parliament Hill for over a decade. Among other assignments, he spent a total of 15 months on the ground covering the Afghan war for The Canadian Press. Prior to that, he covered defence issues and politics for CP in Nova Scotia for 11 years and was bureau chief for Standard Broadcast News in Ottawa.
Should the tense standoff on the Korean Peninsula escalate into war, the United Nations could come calling on Canada for a military commitment. 
But Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Friday the Trudeau government would prefer to focus its attention on diplomacy.
‘This rogue regime in North Korea is a danger not only to the immediate region but the entire world.’ – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
There are reports that China has put its air force …
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