Going over to a serious note.
The reason why Canada is no longer able to form a combat capable unit for real world war.
There is reason why I say that. Is that although Canada has had a long tradition of being able to conduct peacekeeping in the world, that capability has been eroded over the past 30 years, and even more so since Cretian has been in power.
It is so bad now that the Forces Canada is forced to rely on purchases of used equipment, equipment that although new manufactured are based on designs being retired by other militaries, and equipment ordered as cheaper alternatives for reserve forces but taken over by the regular army units, and old equipment that is kept in service despite a desperate need for updated machinery.
Example of the gear I am talking about is.
The 105mm C1 howitzer:
Was introduced by the US army in 1940 as the M101. My granddaddy shot those during WWII. Canadian production began in 1955 because the older British 25lb cannon the Canadians where using where wholly inadequate for the job they where asked to do. Most armies only retain 105mm howiters for airborne or light units today, opting instead for 155mm ordance. Currently being rebarreled rather then replaced, although there is interest in a Giat howitzer as a replacement, although that is more of a replacement for the 105 mm light gun which has developed the habit of shedding muzzle brakes while firing
grizzly, Husky and Cougar.
6 Wheel APC
's based on the LAV design. Was intended as a lower cost purchase for reserve units in lieu of the LAV or Bison design. Many have been pressed into service for regular army units because of lack of alternatives in RA
A copy of a Volkswagen design, Bombardier picked up the rights after production ended in Germany in 81 and manufactured them for the Forces Canada between 83 and 86. Critisied for being under powered, It will be replaced by the Mercedes Benz G-wagon which was designed by MB
to replace the Iltis in German service 20 years ago. Unless you are a reserves, then you will probably get Chevy CUCV III's which are a later model of the military CUCV that both Canada and US used, and got rid of rather quickly after Desert Storm because of their fragility on the battlefield.
Based on the 40.10 by Iveco and built by western star. This truck is considered top heavy and underpowered. Two faults that doom it to the failed projects pile.
Or what the US military has called a Duce and a Half for better of 50 years (we had a 1953 build unit in my US Army unit in 1992) now. The trucks of this type that Canada uses where built in the early to mid 1980's with only a single tire on the rear wheels (reduceds flotation in mud, IMHO) and a modern diesel engine. But the chassis and cab are true to the original Eisenhower administration REO design.
Intended as a replacement for the Labador and Sea King Helicopters. Canceled by Cretian at a cost of 1/2 billion dollars. Labador since replaced by the EH
-101 Cormant design. Sea Kings comming up on their 40th birthday and still chugging around.
I have to run off to class but there are some other things that would point out and back my belief that Canada is not interested in having a viable military. Those submarines that where bought from Britain that needed major retrofit work because current safety standards would have condemned them. Not having any way to deploy troops and equipment overseas, which was painfully shown two years ago when 1/10 of the armor in Forces Canada was held hostage by a freight who refused to dock until they got paid.
The fact the government has allowed those forces to degrade that badly is a tragedy when compared to the Canadian peacekeeping tradition.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.