Canada, NATO Better Prepared for the Future

In the closing weeks of my 40-year military career, capped by three years as the senior military advisor to the North Atlantic Council and the NATO secretary-general, and four years as the Canadian Forces' chief of the defence staff, I see an alliance which, similar to the Canadian Forces a few years prior, has embraced transformation, adjusted to an increasing operational tempo and enhanced its ability to respond to new challenges.

Ray Henault
Published: Wednesday, 08/20/2008 12:00 am EDT

In the closing weeks of my 40-year military career, capped by three years as the senior military advisor to the North Atlantic Council and the NATO secretary-general, and four years as the Canadian Forces' chief of the defence staff, I see an alliance which, similar to the Canadian Forces a few years prior, has embraced transformation, adjusted to an increasing operational tempo and enhanced its ability to respond to new challenges.

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