DND points to 'challenges' with former soldiers talking to media

National Defence monitored 29,519 newspaper articles in 2012-13 fiscal year.

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Defence Minister Rob Nicholson at the Halifax International Security Forum in November 2013.
Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/30/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/13/2014 10:58 am EDT

Former military personnel who talk to the media can create “challenges” for the Department of National Defence, and message control is confounded by the “problem” of “leaks” and the many departmental public affairs organizations, according to recently released ministerial briefing notes.

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