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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 

Civilian Contractors to Train Canadian Military

Canada's top soldier says the army is stretched so thin by the war in Afghanistan that it will rely increasingly on civilian contractors to train new recruits.

"There's no doubt the army is under tremendous pressure," Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie told an all-party Commons defence committee on Monday.

More and more it seems that our federal Conservative government is making up military policy as it goes along. You have to wonder how well they thought out their overall strategy in Afghanistan.

Add this to the fact that right wingers love 'war economy'. They see it as good for business and for the economy overall. With control of the public treasury, they simply can't resist and billions are now being spent on the mission to Afghanistan.

I am actually looking forward to the Auditor General's future reports on the spending that is currently underway for the Department of National Defence.


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I think that in 2009 we should get out of Afghanistan. European countries, with the exception of the UK and the dutch, refuse to fight They would rather just sit around kabul airport and say that they contribute when it is primarily anglo countries doing the fighting and dying, trying to get aid into the south with limited resources and support from the world community.

Let us not forget that defense cuts in the 90s have got us where we are today. The tories are trying to get the CF up to 80,000- a strength that allow us to fulfill our international committments and leave enough troops for domestic defense.

In any case, the security needs of the 2010 Olympics will force us out of Afghanistan unless the military makes steady recruiting progress, which is doubtful

Andrew Leslie has a valid point.

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