Defence Today

Subscribe VIA RSS

Performance enhancers and the military: The new arms race

A global arms race is simmering, only this one does not involve robots, nuclear weapons, laser beams or other futuristic gadgets. Rather, these rivals are trying to outdo one another in an age-old quest to extend the limits of the human body. Militaries around the world, Canada’s included, are testing supplements, stimulants and other...
  • Mountain Range Scaled As Tribute To Heroism

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Corporal Brian Baldwin was part of a five-member Canadian Forces team that placed commemorative plaques on five mountain peaks named after Canadian soldiers who earned the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest award for bravery. A five-member Canadian Forces team with the millennium...
  • Gallantry Medals Donated To War Museum

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    The medals of VC winner George Fraser Kerr of Deseronto are donated to the Canadian War Museum by Dr. Arthur Ross and daughters Cory and Czashka. The Canadian War Museum has a new and valuable exhibit to add to its extensive collection of war memorabilia—the...
  • Athletes Of The Century Chosen By The Military

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    The surviving members of the RCAF Flyers, the Ottawa-based hockey team that stretched the odds to win Olympic gold in 1948, stickhandled through strong opposition at a recent Canadian Forces awards night to emerge victorious as Canada’s greatest military athletes of the 20th century. An...
  • Tribute Proposed For Canada’s Military Valiant

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Tom MacGregor Sir Arthur Currie, considered Canada’s most brilliant general during World War I. The Royal Canadian Legion is throwing its support behind a proposal to build statues representing Canada’s proud military past around Ottawa’s Confederation Square, which encompasses the National War Memorial and...
  •   Throughout the history of modern warfare and international peacekeeping, the primary focus for military leaders has been the operational mission. The task—in very simple terms—is to get in, get the job done and then move on to the next objective with as little baggage...
  • Legion Funds Safe Haven For Troubled Peacekeepers

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Dr. Marvin Westwood (second from right) and program coordinator Holly McLean pose outside UBC offices where a course is offered to returning Canadian peacekeepers. Standing with them is group leader Tim Black (left) and peacekeeping veteran Jarret Chow. Canadian soldiers who returned...