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    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    From the outside, it feels like all of the above.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Looking at the acreage on top, seems like, in your concept, it might also be able to carry (semi-)automated defences that the other two classes might not have space for.
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    JUSTAS: the project to buy armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs

    Excellent. Imagine it would be of use in the north, as well: use some of that endurance to base out of existing southern-ish RCAF facilities.
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    JUSTAS: the project to buy armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs

    Would something of that nature be worth the cost, hassle, infrastructure, etc. to complement/augment MPA and other crewed coastal surveillance?
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    MARS being renamed?

    Does the old Tender (YAG etc.) course count for ticketed?
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    Acting Chief of Military Personnel on Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture Change Short-Term Initiatives

    Especially well done when the concept of intersectionality is both not new at this point, and highlighted in the all-hands GBA+ click-through, let alone whatever more involved material is floating around the CAF. Looking at messaging, IIRC the MARPAC, RCN, and CAF PAff staff managed to pull...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Waaaay out of my field, but wonder what difference a) cheapo drones (including the practice of dropping explosives from same) and b) every random with a cell phone being able to stream whatever's in front of them will turn out to have made to that realm.
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    Acting Chief of Military Personnel on Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture Change Short-Term Initiatives

    For a purely functional take, would be interesting to see a comparison between broadly similar militaries with and without chaplains: who fulfills secular roles the CAF currently assigns to chaplains, were they founded with a chaplain branch then removed it, or did they never have one, what sort...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    In that concept, other than as means to avoid opening the NDA, is there a point to retaining both the Class A-C and Reg/Res/Special pers structure? Could see something like A-C+Supp for pers, and some sort of Active (or Ready, or whatever) and Reserve designation for units, but assigning both...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Good to know re: the vermin. I'd understood the lodge was somewhat limited: was thinking of the broader park, especially those areas accessible from Forbidden Plateau and Comox Lake, if one was to work out of Comox. Really looking forward to getting back up there this summer. Where does...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    That sounds monumentally unpleasant, a huge waste, and neglectful of whatever local / civil defence role might be desirable. Also wonder what it does to retention: not sure of who's joining, but heading off into the bush to train (especially in an area where a good chunk of the population does...
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    Widespread systemic racism in Canadian military ‘repulsing’ new recruits: report

    Given how wary the CAF seems to be of even breathing the notion of "maybe join us at some point" around cadets, there might be an institutional block somewhere.
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    Preserving Army Fleets

    "...by which we mean headquarters staff in division strength."
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Would mentally situating the Light Force as operating in an area like Vancouver Island* be a good guideline for kit, structure, and so on? *Hills, gulleys, mountains, and hills, mostly covered in several generations of temperate rainforest, and with narrow ribbons of...
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    Widespread systemic racism in Canadian military ‘repulsing’ new recruits: report

    In a conceptual post-Crown Canada, that would likely be preferable. Or a "SPQR with a maple leaf" government and people(s) of Canada concept. It's worked so far, but has always seemed somewhat fragile, the constitution itself and the structures driven by it being in some cases less than...
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