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milnews.ca said:I'm not confident most Canadians have thought to this level of detail about the question "how much military does Canada need and what do you think it should be able to do?"
Although that, or a variation on that theme, might be an interesting polling question as part of the public consultation leading up to the defence review ...
Slow getting back but....
I agree that most Canadians wouldn't know the Cost Rican Orbat from a Tim Horton's menu but I believe that there is a substantial chunk of the populace that just doesn't see the need for a defence force when they have seen no evidence of an attack.
And to have an attack force just doesn't seem the done thing.
Consequently they don't see the need for any force - which essentially brings you down to the Costa Rican standard.
Meanwhile even the supporters of the CAF seem to include a large proportion more inclined to thinking they need an Army, and it needs lots of buttons and bows, with lots of things that make loud bangs, but not much sense of what they would actually do with it.
The people that want an Army so that they can use it are, unfortunately, in my opinion, in very short supply.