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Fighting Over Canada's Military Role

October 11 2006

The need for additional armor and firepower helped drive Canada's decision to deploy
15 Leopard C2 tanks in Afghanistan. Above, a Leopard C2 from the 12th Regiment
blinde du Canada (Canadian Armored Regiment) is shown during a training mission.

The terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, also had an impact on its northern neighbor, leading to renewed thinking about the Canadian Forces, their role and the nature and size of the Canadian defense budget.




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