Curtis: What will be the impact of the $1.1 billion cut to National Defence?

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2 April, 2012

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.

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