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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 19:51:50
Our role as peacekeepers is important, and so is the military's role in search and rescue. Our role in national defence should be largely symbolic. We should not be involved in "continental defence", for this is largely doing what the Americans demand. I do not feel that our security has been threatened by September 11, and we do not need to risk our rights and freedoms and sovreinty because Americans are paranoid. In particular, I would stress that we must not become involved in Bush's ludicrous missile shield project.
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