Steven Staples on Harper’s global military policy

“The notion that we’re going to have permanent bases around the world is over the top. I don’t understand the rationale for parking a bunch of equipment in Singapore in case we might need it some time. That’s why we bought C-17s in the first place — so we could move troops and material quickly,”  Steven Staples, President of the Rideau Institute told Thomas Walkom of the Toronto Star, in a June 8 article entitled “Is Harpers global military policy delusional or just plain mad?”

Walkom seeks to explain why the “cash-strapped” federal government would decide to set up a number of military bases around the world. Read more:–walkom-is-stephen-harper-s-global-military-policy-delusional-or-just-plain-mad

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