Canada in Afghanistan

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My Theory on Military Suicide*

[* Moderator’s Note: The text of this post has been amended from the original version at the request of a family member of WO McNeil.] A lot of questions have been coming to me about the many suicides in the military. The recent spate of deaths has a lot of […]

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Canada shifts to guerrilla war against Taliban

Amidst all the discussion of Afghanistan, and our military’s ability to defeat them in pitched, conventional battles, this author wondered why the Taliban had ever attempted to wage a pitched battle a la Operation Medusa in the first place. The Afghans being noted guerrilla fighters, it seemed that a switch […]

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Accrual accounting – For Canada First only?

Mea Culpa. This article by Murray Brewster points out what I should have picked up on before – the much ballyhooed tank acquisition announced in April DIDN’T include an amount for in-service support. Apparently, so far as I can determine, (a query has been forwarded to local Public Affairs, and […]

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The Long War’s Arms Race

 This article suggests the Canadian army’s decision to scrap the MGS program in favour of a renewed main battle tank might have been prophetic – the American military is learning that their wheeled Stryker vehicles [a variant of the Mobile Guns System (MGS) that the CF planned on acquiring until […]

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