March 2, 2014

Canada's Military Policy Doesn't Add Up

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

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Canada has 68,000 full-time soldiers and another 26,000 reservists, the most we’ve had in 20 years. Few questioned these numbers during the past 13 years, when virtually our entire military was tied up in Afghanistan. Those years turned the Canadian Forces into a much more professional, experienced force – and then those soldiers came home to discover their support services had been cut. It turns out that the Conservative government is not willing to pay for a military of that size after all – but is unwilling to admit it.

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