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Face to face: Is it time to redesign and replace the Canadian Army’s combat uniform?

Back in 2002 and into 2003, a tempest swirled in an Ottawa teapot over the combat fatigues Canadian troops were wearing to a war 10,600 kilometres away. Here were our soldiers, God forbid, wearing green in the arid climes of Afghanistan. The uniforms were an embarrassment, declared the pundits and politicians, none of whom...
  • The United States dropped two atomic bombs—nicknamed Fat Man and Little Boy—on Japan in August 1945, resulting in the deaths and injury of more than 200,000 people. Was that action justified to bring the war to an end?   Policy analyst John Siebert of Waterloo,...
  • Face To Face: Was The Battle Of The Somme Worth It?

    July 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The Battle of the Somme was one of the most horrific battles of the First World War. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost between July and November 1916. Was it worth it?   Author Jonathan Vance says NO. Author Andrew Iarocci says YES. Vance...
  • Should family members of deceased veterans be allowed to wear the military medals of their deceased relative? Author Glenn Wright of Ottawa says NO. Author John Boileau of Halifax says...
  • Face To Face On Conscription

    March 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Did the Canadian government make the right decision by passing the Military Service Act of 1917? Author Serge Durflinger of Ottawa says NO. Author J.L. Granatstein of Toronto says...
  • Face To Face On The Avro Arrow

    January 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Did the Canadian government make the right decision in February 1959 to cancel the Avro Arrow project? Author and publisher Marc-Andre Valiquette of Montreal says NO. Researcher and writer Russell Isinger of Saskatoon says YES. Valiquette has written and published the four-book series Destruction of a...
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