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Title: Who Killed the Canadian Military?
Description: Toronto, Phyllis Bruce / HarperFlamingo. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002006758) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 250 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "With tragic helicopter crashes and out-of-date equipment, our military lurches towards irrelevance as our politicians dither. Our personnel are stretched far too thinly and are ill-prepared for the battlefield or increasingly dangerous peacekeeping. In truth, we rank 34th among nations in the provision of UN peacekeeping troops. And since 9/11 and the Iraq War, the United States is seriously re-evaluating our ability to defend our half of North America against terrorism. J.L. Granatstein argues that we are all too willing to hide behind anti-American sentiment, while ignoring the reality that we Canadians have failed our military. Who are the killers of the Canadian army, navy and air force? Granatstein fingers a series of governments since the Second World War who have never understood our military heritage and who have drained military expenditures for years. From Pierre Trudeau to Brian Mulroney to Jean Cretien, (this book) is a catalogue of prime ministers who have never supported adequate military spending. But Granatstein also places blame on ordinary Canadians who have allowed such changes to take place while clinging to the myth that we are the ultimate global peacekeepers. How can we expect the men and women of the Canadian forces to risk their lives for us when we are not prepared to protect and support them in turn? Here is an articulate and impassioned argument for a well- trained, well-funded military so that we can take our place among those who defend freedom in this century." Minor rubbing on boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+.

Keywords: Army, Canada, Politics, Lester Pearson, Politicians, Peacekeeping, Peacekeepers, United Nations, Anti-Americanism, Diefenbaker, Paul Hellyer, Unification, Pierre Trudeau, Mulroney, Jean Cretien, Bosnia, Robert Borden, Defence Budgets, Cold War, Nato 00020

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23066

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