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Rise in military contracting hides human, monetary costs

The United States military is spending an escalating proportion of its massive budget on contractors with little accountability for where and how the money is spent, says a new report. The practice opens doors to overspending and corruption and hides war’s true costs, both monetary and human, says the report from Brown’s University’s Costs...
  • Firefight On The Whale’s Back

    May 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    Story and photos by Stephen J. Thorne Clockwise from top left: Master Corporal Vic Mover of Thunder Bay, Ont., keeps a watchful eye on an al-Qaida cave-and-bunker complex located at the south end of the mountain; Soldiers spent days climbing and picking their way through...
  • Leaving The Air Force Up In The Air

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson The Royal Canadian Air Force first obtained its Hercules aircraft in the 1960s and has continued to upgrade them to meet new requirements such as air-to-air refuelling of CF-18 fighters on long flights. Towards the end of 2002 it became clear...
  • Former Guardsmen Carry On Tradition

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    Top: Former Toronto Mayor Philip Givens inspects a guard of honour of the Canadian Guards at city hall after the regiment returned from Cyprus in 1965. Above: The Guards in a trooping of the colours ceremony on Parliament Hill. They are mostly old soldiers now,...
  • Three Canadian Airmen Laid To Rest

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Natalie Salat Canadian and Dutch military personnel join in the funeral of three WW II airmen. Nearly 60 years after their death, three Canadian airmen whose plane had been shot down in a WW II air battle over the Dutch village of Wilnis were...
  • by Ray Dick Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Day unveil a Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation presented to the PPCLI in Winnipeg. The Canadian soldiers who were attacked while trying to enforce a United Nations ceasefire in the former Yugoslavia nearly a decade ago and...
  • There’s No Youth Like It

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick An army cadet crosses a rope bridge during training. They dress like soldiers, drill like soldiers, soar through the air in gliders and powered aircraft and they go down to the sea in ships. And although they are not part of the...
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