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Question 5: Security

How does the military best serve Canada’s foreign policy objectives: though national and continental defence; combat missions in support of international coalitions; peacekeeping; all of the above?



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Date: 2003-05-01 18:08:21
We should focus on peacekeeping. We should
NOT participate in the US's National Missle Defense plan.
The recent Columbia tragedy is an example of the
problems which arise when we use complex technology.
Since a missle defense will be exceedingly complex, this accident is a demonstration of one of the many reasons why we should not rely on a "Star Wars" high-tech defense network.
It will not work as advertized but it will promote an
increase in the militarization of the world.
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