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Antonia

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Re: sometimes more things have happened in our military history
« Reply #330 on: August 15, 2011, 09:33:36 PM »
Yeah, that will play well in Quebec.

Meanwhile, back at the fort ...

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Canada’s defence department bulked up during war — but not where you think. Since 2004 — as the country’s mission in Afghanistan was ramping up — the defence department began swelling up, according to a Star analysis. But the dramatic growth happened far from the front lines with more civilians, more contractors and a ballooning headquarters staff.
Military experts say the numbers tell the tale of a bureaucracy run amok, even as the uniform ranks — especially the navy — remain stretched for manpower.
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Re: sometimes more things have happened in our military history
« Reply #331 on: August 15, 2011, 10:02:17 PM »
Evidence of a colonialism mentality. I think whoever eventually replaces the Cons will repeat what the Liberals did - and drop "Royal" one final time - and make it stick.

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Re: sometimes more things have happened in our military history
« Reply #332 on: August 16, 2011, 12:59:50 AM »
I wonder how Croggy would have responded.

I think it's very weird to throw Canada back into a colonial outpost status. Does Harper hope to repeal the Statute of Westminster (1931)?
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Re: sometimes more things have happened in our military history
« Reply #333 on: August 16, 2011, 06:25:51 AM »
I wonder how Croggy would have responded.


I was thinking the same thing when I posted the link to the article in this thread - also it's the only thread open on military history I found.
 
Those responsible are dunderheads - obviously did not take Quebec into account.

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Re: sometimes more things have happened in our military history
« Reply #334 on: August 16, 2011, 07:43:19 AM »
It seems in essence this is the disintegration of the CAF back into its constituent parts.

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