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Is there a point in having a Light Brigade if you don't have the strategic lift to be able to fairly rapidly deploy it and sustain it? If your transport/logistics constraints mean that you're realistically looking at a Battle Group sized capability then maybe CSOR is the better option and the Regular Army can focus on three symmetrical Mech Brigades?Let me simply say that I value light infantry highly. But only when it has a clear purpose and is organized and equipped for the role. I actually think Canada has a great need for real IBCTs. It could form a RegF IBCT and two Mechanized BCTs right now if RegF regimental politics and the managed readiness system didn't stand in its way. It could also form several real ResF IBCTs and combat support and combat service support brigades if it didn't let the antiquated ResF structure stand in its way and if it learned to better blur the line between the RegF and the ResF.