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    NDP want to see Canadian Forces peacekeepers in Central African Republic

    The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:59PM EDT OTTAWA -- The federal New Democrats want to see Canadian Forces peacekeepers on the ground in the Central African Republic to prevent genocide. Paul Dewar, the NDP's foreign affairs critic, urged the government to respond to a...
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    The Defence Budget [superthread]

    Looks like 2 VP and 2 RCR. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/manitobans-need-answer-on-shilos-future-232964821.html
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    Budget 2012

    $3.5-billion in capital spending - the sums the military uses to buy equipment like planes, ships, trucks, tanks and weapons - will be put off until seven years from now, so that the government can save an average of $500-million a year. 7 years with no new equipment? The LSVW is suppose to...
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    Ottawa pumps up military role in citizenship ceremonies

    Ottawa pumps up military role in citizenship ceremonies JOE FRIESEN — DEMOGRAPHICS REPORTER From Friday's Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 9:51PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 10:27PM EDT...
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    Turmoil in Libya (2011) and post-Gaddafi blowback

    Libya: Is Nato-rebel alliance turning sour? BBC NEWS By Andrew Harding, Africa Correspondent. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13792846 There's a joke going around the frontlines here in Misrata - one borne of growing frustration with Nato. When the rebels see jets overhead failing to...
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    The Toyota Horde. Potential Future Fact or Fairytale?

    I would argue that the Toyota War has already occured to us in a limited way. When we'd patrol into Zhari fighters would be brought in from the surrounding areas using vans, trucks, and motorcycles. They would pick up weapons from the nearest stash and then engage us in running gun fights. There...
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    Small Arms and Combat Marksmanship

    If I can add to the noise on this topic, I'd like to comment as a non-combat trade soldier who was attached to a Rifle Coy, patrolled with them in Zhari and was involved in numorous TICs. From what I saw time and again the Infantry was mainly there as bait to get the enemy to reveal themselves...
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    US Army Strykers at Kandahar criticized

    The Stryker's are meant to replace the uparmored Humvees, not Bradleys or MBTs which the Americans mysteriously refuse to deploy to the relatively flat terrain of Southern Kandahar. And frankly the American I saw on my tour liked to race down high risk roads going mock-chicken, ignoring basic...
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    Looking for Sig Op 5's Joining Instructions/Kit List

    Hello, I'm looking for directions to getting an online copy of the Sig Op 5's Joining Instructions/Kit List. No doubt I should have gotten theat with my other paper work, however even that has not come through yet, admin in the army being what it is. I was told to look 'online' for it, but...
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    Truth in Kandahar - G&M

    Truth in Kandahar Saturday, August 1, 2009 11:36 AM http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/spector-vision/truth-in-kandahar/article1238996/ Norman Spector Further to my previous post post(http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/spector-vision/obama-calling/article1237406/), U.S. pressure on Canada...
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    Private Sébastien Courcy Killed in Afghanistan - 16/ July/ 2009

    Mountaintop blast left Canadian soldier dead, military says http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/mountaintop-blast-left-canadian-soldier-dead-military-says/article1223897/ Dene Moore Kandahar, Afghanistan — The Canadian Press Last updated on Sunday, Jul. 19, 2009 04:12PM EDT The...
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    Private security called a boon to Canadian bases in Afghanistan

    When I first got to the FOB in Roto 3-08 the security was done by the ANA and ANP, who were just horrible. While on duty they slept in the towers, on top of the hescoe, didn't pay any attention, some of their weapons were rusted out, didn't wear their armor, etc. The list goes on, they just did...
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    The Star: An "Investigation" into Afghanistan and Violence in Canada

    I agree with Journeyman, while I sympathize with the soldiers who came back with PTSD and believe everything should be done to help them, this article really paints us with combat tours as the "crazy vets", baby-killing Nazi sociopath psychos public enemies. I've already had people call me that...
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    PERs : All issues questions...2003-2019

    Having spoken many junior NCOs who are exiting the forces, taking hard won experience from Afghanistan with them, they almost universally have told me that they are leaving because of the garrison bureaucrats. A minority of senior NCOs who display bad or non-existent leadership, the obsession...
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    Ottawa mulls role in Afghanistan past 2011

    Alright, having just come back from tour with the Battlegroup I'm a little confused by what MacKay is saying here. Is he saying that the Battlegroup mission with end but the PRT and OMLT/POMLT mission will continue past 2011? And he expects a reduction in combat and casualties with this?? Anyone...