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Day: November 11, 2002

Defence Today

Mending The Militia

by Ray Dick The struggles of the Canadian military to provide an effective fighting force to cope with an increasing workload of domestic responsibility and international commitments despite years of budget cuts and manpower loss have become well known both at home and abroad. What is less well known is the plight of the country's citizen soldiers--the land force reserves, or militia, with its proud traditions and regimental ties that date back in some cases to before Canada was a country. With 133 units scattered through 125 cities and tow...

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