“We are overspending on National Defence”

The Rideau Institute’s Steven Staples presented to the Commons Standing Committee on National Defence on February 9, 2012, contributing to its study on Maintaining the Readiness of the Canadian Forces.

You can read the proceedings of the meeting, listen to the audio, or read Steven Staples’ written remarks.

 




The real problem is excessive military spending by the USA

The usually hawkish Globe and Mail has a commentary by columnist Lawrence Martin that gets it right this time — rather than NATO members being guilty of spending too little on defence, the real problem is the obscene level of overspending by the USA. Martin notes first that, even without taking into account the American […]

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