Umm. Before we go all high-minded and mock the foreigner....any thoughts on Canada's Strategic Policy, and the interest it has garnered amongst our politicians, press, academics, and military professionals?
Oh that's right. We are not a serious country, and so we have no serious conversations, let alone policies or strategies.
We have no right to disparage others.
We are weak
We finally buy capabilities our own forces have always needed, such as AD and AT, only to immediately donate it to others. Not saying that is not righteous. Just saying that the massive irony is lost on our political masters...and the voters.
You cannot win a contest by signaling virtue - you must demonstrate seriousness and prowess. You actually have to do, not just say. Canada is a country with a massive "say-------------do" gap, and everyone but us knows it.
You cannot shape the geopolitical manouevre room of a supposed G7 nation with announcements of empty promises that restate the promises you have already failed to fulfill.
The Canadian press, public, and voters may buy that. But our Allies and Adversaries do not.
And they may not vote, but they will decide the future of this nation.
I am glad that I am old, and sad that my son is not.