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  1. Edward Campbell

    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    For many, many years in the Signal Corps (in Canada and in the UK) engineering degrees were relatively rare. In addition to rather a lot of OCP (Serving Soldier) types, like me and the friend I mentioned earlier, we had a fair number of Gen Sci degrees (RMC types who found engineering a bit too...
  2. Edward Campbell

    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I like what you're saying, Kevin, but I believe that the "offer" isn't appropriate and should not be made until the member has about two years of service. Think back, old chum: you (and I) were hugely different after two years of service than you (and I) were after four to eight months of...
  3. Edward Campbell

    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I have a lot of sympathy for this position. It also reflects some of my own experience. One of the best generals with whom I ever had the privilege of serving (and the godfather to one of my sons) enlisted at 16 as an Apprentice Soldier (you may have to Google that) and managed to finish high...
  4. Edward Campbell

    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I understand your point, but I don't think that an honours BA (or BSc, or BComm or so on) is too much to demand from someone who aspires to be a leader/manager in our Armed Forces.
  5. Edward Campbell

    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Perhaps it is time to totally rethink how and why we produce officers for the Canadian Forces. Let’s start with the why. One hopes it’s a bit obvious but leaders and commanders are needed and experience says they don’t just spring up, as if by magic, when needed. They need to be (and they can...
  6. Edward Campbell

    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    In early 1941 the Brits, on Murray's advice, told the Canadians that they were expanding too quickly. There was, simply, no way that Canada could crew the number of corvettes it was building. But, too quickly or not, those corvettes were needed and Ottawa was unwilling to allow mixed...
  7. Edward Campbell

    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    My personal opinion: 1. Senior Canadian Army leadership was pedestrian to weak; junior leadership, Moncel and Hoffmeister etc are good examples, was fair to outstanding; 2. RCAF Leadership was, generally, good but didn't have much chance to shine in operations because the biggest RCAF formation...
  8. Edward Campbell

    Liberal Minority Government 2021 - ????

    No argument on the infrastructure. Almost all the physical wired infrastructure was put down by the old Bell Alliance (Stentor and other names) and is now owned by Bell, Telus and affiliated companies or by Rogers. The Bell affiliates and Telus still own almost all the switching. Most of the...
  9. Edward Campbell

    Liberal Minority Government 2021 - ????

    First, the CRTC has no business regulating where no shortages exist. There are NO, zero, zilch, nada, shortages in wire, cable or spectrum* . The CRTC is nothing but a tool which the telcos use to cement their anti-competitive instincts. The Gov't of Canada uses the CRTC to give one company...
  10. Edward Campbell

    Liberal Minority Government 2021 - ????

    "That tech on a pole can can work for any telcom that is allowed to compete with the big three ..." And there, of course, is the rub. "The fix is in" in Canada and competing with the big three (plus Quebecor) is, effectively, forbidden by the same terminally f_ _ _ ing stupid people who bring...
  11. Edward Campbell

    Liberal Minority Government 2021 - ????

    If you want to know why your telecom rates are so high in Canada you need look no farther than the law of the land. The telecommunications and broadcasting sector's became intertwined circa 1990 and the highly protectionist (essentially anti-American) aspects of the Broadcasting Act, which are...
  12. Edward Campbell

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Wow! (If true.) A few years ago a friend, who, I believe, had some privileged insight into the government's thinking (is that the right word for this gang?), said that Boeing's Super Hornet was a shoe-in. The "fix," (s)he said, was in. Canada would buy a handful (isn't 18 the planned number?) of...
  13. Edward Campbell

    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    Which just goes to show how silly our Constitution is. Canadians love their Charter and they love to talk about it, but it is a constitutional triviality. The ONLY important parts of the entire bloody document are Part VI, which delineate the powers of the national and the provincial...
  14. Edward Campbell

    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    In my opinion there would be nothing wrong with any of them running for office; being rich and/or successful and so on ought not to bar one from serving her or his country ~ even if the makeup of the current House of Commons and most provincial legislatures and city councils suggests otherwise...
  15. Edward Campbell

    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    First, Altair is quite right: we should diversify our trade; we should have diversified our trade 50 years ago when Mitchell Sharp suggested the "Third Option." But, for a whole host of reasons ~ one of the big ones being the influence that some corporations have on public policy ~ we didn't...
  16. Edward Campbell

    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    As many much wiser and more experienced people than I will tell you, the two most complex and dangerous operations in war are: 1. An airborne assault ~ against anything, it gets worse if there are air defences; and 2. An amphibious landing, especially against a defended locality. The only...
  17. Edward Campbell

    "PM says Indigenous talks may offer "solution" so Canada can honour war dead"

    It's politically ~ what's word? clever? sneaky? something like that ~ to try to pit the nation's grief for the fate of our First Nations' children against the nation's respect for the supreme sacrifice of our war dead. It takes Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberal Party off the hook. It...
  18. Edward Campbell

    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Without worrying, for even a μsecond, about what they are called, OPV or corvette or something else, it seems to me that Canada needs a mixed fleet: Ideally some (say two or three) amphibious ships ~ helicopter carriers ~ which can bye the centre of a true power projection capability. No...
  19. Edward Campbell

    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    Many Chinese believe that the so-called 'Russian Far East' is Asian and that it should not be part of European (barbaric) Russia. Some Chinese scholars/commentators believe that China should act (interesting word, "ac") to persuade the Asian peoples of Siberia to come independent. The Russians...
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