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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...
  • Military Looking For Budget Solutions

    January 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick The men and women of the under-manned, under-equipped and stressed-out Canadian Forces are looking for financial relief from an upcoming federal budget after a summer of discontent and a possible request for even more Canadian military support for looming conflicts in the...
  • Failing Grades From The U.S.

    January 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson The frigate Regina lies at dock before patrolling Canada’s portion of the North American coastline. Pat Buchanan is well known as one of America’s most acerbic right-wing political commentators. A former speech writer for the late president Richard Nixon, Buchanan has...
  • Live Fire At Petawawa

    January 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    Story and photographs by Jacques Brunelle Corporal Marty Smith (left) and Master Corporal Sean Benedict await orders during a live-fire exercise at CFB Petawawa, Ont. Occupying the rough, mountainous terrain between Algonquin Provincial Park and the Ottawa River, the training area at Canadian Forces Base...
  • Mending The Militia

    November 11, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    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...
  • Canadian Forces Issues Health Warning About Vaccine

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Natalie Salat Following a recent Health Canada review, several thousand Canadian Forces members who were vaccinated against encephalitis carried by ticks in Eastern Europe are being informed of a possible health risk associated with the vaccine. The risk stems from the use of FSME...
  • Eye On Defence: Watching Our Border And Our Shores

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson Last August details began to emerge of some of the new Canada-United States arrangements that are being discussed by the two governments to aid each other in the event of catastrophes along, or near, the international boundary. Particulars are sketchy as...
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