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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...
  • Combat Ready In Gagetown

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Soldiers fire a TOW anti-armour missile during Exercise Royal Fist at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick. The pioneers who first lifted up the axe on the thick trees that once covered a 600-square-mile area in New Brunswick that is now Canadian Forces...
  • Return Of The Fallen

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Pat Sullivan From top: A woman blows a kiss on the coffin of Pte. Richard Green during his funeral in Nova Scotia in April 2002; Sgt. Derek Rogers’ remains were returned home for burial at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. He died in...
  • Commemoration In Canada

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Natalie Salat From top: A new foundation for war graves in Winnipeg’s St. Mary’s Cemetery, where 30 Commonwealth casualties of the two world wars rest; Dan Wheeldon inspects a WW I grave at Elmwood Cemetery in Winnipeg; Equality of treatment is a policy the...
  • Honouring Our War Dead

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Natalie Salat From Top: Roses bloom in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Northwest Europe; Veterans Betty Nash of Kitchener, Ont., and the late Gordon Boyd of Fredericton, N.B., are surrounded by tranquility at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Germany. The autumn sun...
  • Engineering An Anniversary On The Trans Canada Trail

    January 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Tom MacGregor Members of the 44th Field Engineer Squadron construct a 40-metre Bailey bridge at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area near Creston, B.C., in September 1999. The bridge, which is on the Trans Canada Trail, is named after Master Corporal Mark Isfeld, affectionately...
  • Canadians Honoured For Afghanistan Service

    January 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    Top: Marley Léger accepts the South-West Asia Service Medal awarded posthumously to her husband, Sergeant Marc Léger who was one of the four Canadian soldiers killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Above: Master Corporal Eric Normand Savard accepts his medal....
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