Curtis: What will be the impact of the $1.1 billion cut to National Defence?
- Curtis: Will the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations progress in the coming months?
- Curtis: What regional and/or international challenges are most pressing for the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, respectively?
- Curtis: Are criticisms of the preliminary nuclear accord with Iran prescient or paranoid?
Very little; capital expenditures will be slowed a little, including perhaps more careful assessment of planned major procurement, and operational expenses (HQ overhead, excessive and duplicative bureaucracies, too many bases, etc.) will be now have to be reviewed.
Overall, it might signal a turn in the Government’s tilt to over-militarization of our foreign policy in recent years.