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  • In addition, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, considered a "combat-capable brigade-sized unit," which has already been deployed three times to Iraq (according to the US Army), recently sent its lead elements back to Iraq ---- although the Army absolutely insists they are not, repeat not, combat troops this time around.

    So You Thought We Were Winding Down Our Wars?

  • I just don't think Canadians are willing to pay for the effective and efficient "combat-capable, flexible, multi-role" Canadian Forces that the "Strategy" maintains will continue to be an achievable goal.

    "Canada First Defence Strategy": Drowned squib

  • Trying to maintain "combat-capable, flexible, multi-role" Canadian Forces for all three services is, to my mind, simply impossible for those services all to be effective and efficient, given the limited funding that our governments both stripes are willing to provide.

    Defence strategy: we sure ain't Germans

  • One thing however in dealing with these issues that I would like to insist on, because this is an issue that comes up regularly, is that robust, combat-capable military forces are indispensable for Canada to make a real difference in failed and failing states around the world.

    Our New Defence Policy

  • The numbers I quoted also don't count spares and soft-skinned vehicles etc, which also have to be moved to make the squadron combat-capable.

    Ideology and ignorance, a toxic mix

  • The GCC states boast 627 combat-capable aircraft vs. only 286 for Iran, and most of the GCC aircraft are much more advanced.

    The Gulf States and Iran

  • * Acquire equipment needed to support a multi-role, combat-capable maritime, land and air force.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • BLITZER: How many Iraqi troops are combat-capable right now?

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2005

  • Perversely, the whole idea of high-tech manned combat aircraft is now falling into disfavour, with the advent of highly capable "smart missiles" for air combat and ground strikes, plus the increasingly availability of unmanned, combat-capable drones.

    Eurofighter – a model of European co-operation?

  • We must make the choices needed to maintain our multi-purpose, combat-capable forces.

    Challenges and Choices


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