Canadian Army

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The Canadian Army Reserve Is In Terrible Shape

According to Michael Ferguson's latest audit, the Army Reserve is clearly lacking "clear guidance on preparing for international missions, had lower levels of training as cohesive teams, and had not fully integrated this training with that of the Regular Army." Adding to that, the number of reservists is lower than needed and are not fully prepared to deploy when required.
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Army Cancelling $2 Billion Order

OTTAWA - An armoured-vehicle program, once deemed essential to protect soldiers from roadside bombs, is being ditched by the Harper government, say defence and government sources.The $2.1-billion, clo...
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Canada's Elite Soldiers Neglected?

OTTAWA - Canada's elite troops and their families have faced a "disjointed" level of social support from the military — and in some cases implemented their own programs to cope with the hardship and u...
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Military Seeks Fresh Underwear

It's the hidden cost in Canada's fight against terror: long johns geared for chemical warfare.The Canadian Forces are looking to replenish depleted stocks of long underwear at their Counter Terrorism...

10 Things I've Learned From Veterans and War Objectors

I don't think you can know what it is like to make a decision until you have had to make that decision yourself. I don't know what it would be like to pull the trigger of a gun and take a life. I don't know what it would be like to flee my country as a refugee or a political dissident.