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Growing use of submarines

Whether we like it or not, many maritime countries are currently engaged in a submarine arms race that has ramped up considerably since the return of Russia to an offensive military posture at least a decade ago, the expansion and modernization of the Chinese navy, and the acquisition of modern diesel-electric submarines by nations...
  • Questions Continue About Depleted Uranium

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford HMCS Athabaskan was equipped with weapons using depleted uranium during the Persian Gulf War. The Pentagon called it the silver bullet. A substance that gives military projectiles an extra punch allowing them to penetrate metal armour with ease. It’s depleted uranium, a...
  • Eye On Defence: Accounting To The Public

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson Cutbacks have meant that the operational fleet of CF-18 fighter aircraft will be reduced to 80. National Defence Minister Art Eggleton recently surprised the Canadian Forces with his announcement of a one-time additional cash infusion of $600 million into the Department...
  • The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Hit by a triple whammy of bad press, declining enlistments and more than a decade of shrinking budgets, the Canadian Forces is soldiering on and making do at home and increasingly abroad despite reports of threadbare and patched uniforms, shaky infrastructure and...
  • Eye On Defence: Showing Recruits The Money

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson The new LAV III armoured personnel carrier is featured in new commercials for recruiting young people into the Canadian Forces. Coming at you, in full stereo sound, on the wide screen: a crashing LAV III armoured personnel carrier in Canadian Army...
  • The Battle For Personnel

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick   The Canadian Forces, with its long and commendable wartime and peacetime history, is gearing up for what could be one of its toughest battles yet. It has embarked on a campaign to recruit enough people to meet its far-flung commitments and...
  • On Duty In Bosnia

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Mac Johnston Many rural homes and buildings in the Livno Valley were destroyed during the 1995 Croat offensive. To our right, the land drops away to a flat valley; to our left, the land rises rapidly to form hills which grow into a small...