Justin Trudeau May Soon Drop a Bomb on the F-35

Fresh off his ascent in the Canadian elections, Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau is grounding planes. The day after defeating Stephen Harper, Trudeau informed President Obama that Canada will withdraw its six fighter jets from the coalition bombing the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. “He understands the commitment I’ve made around ending the combat mission,” Trudeau told reporters, invoking a campaign pledge to shift Canadian involvement from air strikes to training anti-IS forces and delivering humanitarian aid.

Trudeau didn’t offer a timeline, but he may soon redial the White House for yet another pullout.