Special Ops

Transforming for Deployability

Reduced post Cold War threat, budget reductions, and regional conflicts are driving factors behind the restructuring of the Bundeswehr (Military) from a large Mechanized force, structured to repel armoured attacks by Warsaw Pact forces, to lighter, rapidly deployable units suited for UN missions and Peace Support Ops. [node:read-more:link]

Halifax Class Modernization

The Department of National Defence has a $3-billion plan to upgrade its frigates. Bu the mid-life refit and modernizations has been pushed back by funding shortfalls to the point where the oldest vessels of the class are not scheduled to begin their nine-month facelift until 2011. [node:read-more:link]

Defence Responsibilities

We require the preparation of a realistic defence policy and program that will both demonstrate our intention to protect our sovereignty, our people and our resources and our intention to fulfill our role as a meaningful action on the international scene. [node:read-more:link]

National Peacekeepers’ Day

The federal government is marking Aug. 9 as National Peacekeepers’ Day in honour of the more than 125,000 Canadian Armed Forces, police and civilians who have served on multinational missions around the world since 1956. [node:read-more:link]


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