Canadian Forces Still a Long Way from Recovery, Despite Pledges to Increase Funding

The Canadian Forces are having a rendezvous with the pressing demands of 21st century globalism and rapidly evolving peacekeeping methods. One defence analyst says the army and the airforce in particular are coming up short.

Dana Graham
Published: Wednesday, 10/05/2005 12:00 am EDT

Despite efforts made by the Canadian Forces to evolve and keep up with today's more complex peacekeeping missions, the reality is that our troops are stretched too thin, says retired colonel Howie Marsh, senior defence analyst with the Conference of Defence Associations. He says what the Canadian Forces is able to do today is 30 to 50 per cent of what it could do in 2000.

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