Department of National Defence - Canada


unclepercy
#1
I just thought this was very interesting - that the Canadian Dept. of Defence has 32 America Air Force personnel working for them in high security positions.
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The 32 American personnel belonging to the USAF's 722 Squadron work in the underground complex of the Canadian Sector Air Operations Centre (SAOC).

They are responsible for providing operational resources, aerospace surveillance and control, attack warning and assessment, counter-drug operations and damage-limiting operations in defence of North America.

The Squadron also provides centralized control of aerospace resources for all of Canada and identifies all air breathing movements into Canada. At the same time, the Squadron ensures bi-national forces are trained, equipped and prepared for air sovereignty of Canada and carries out national policies as directed.

http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/22w...dron/722_e.asp

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My question would be: Why is the USA doing this for Canada? And were you aware of it?

Uncle
 
I think not
#2
Oh man are you ever in for it.
 
Jersay
#3
There are actually a few Canadians doing a few high-ranking jobs in Iraq for the American army. It is in Time Canada from last year, they had some articles on these Canadians about two or three of them.
 
unclepercy
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

Oh man are you ever in for it.

Why do you say that? Has this subject been discussed before?
If so, I apologize. I don't remember it. Were you aware of it?
What? Did I discover some big secret?

BTW, HOOK 'EM HORNS. Yeehaw!

Uncle
 
Colpy
Conservative
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by unclepercy

I just thought this was very interesting - that the Canadian Dept. of Defence has 32 America Air Force personnel working for them in high security positions.
************************************************** ********************************

The 32 American personnel belonging to the USAF's 722 Squadron work in the underground complex of the Canadian Sector Air Operations Centre (SAOC).

They are responsible for providing operational resources, aerospace surveillance and control, attack warning and assessment, counter-drug operations and damage-limiting operations in defence of North America.

The Squadron also provides centralized control of aerospace resources for all of Canada and identifies all air breathing movements into Canada. At the same time, the Squadron ensures bi-national forces are trained, equipped and prepared for air sovereignty of Canada and carries out national policies as directed.

http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/22w...dron/722_e.asp

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My question would be: Why is the USA doing this for Canada? And were you aware of it?

Uncle

I wasn't aware of this specifically, but I know Canadian and US air defense is as one under NORAD. So this doesn't surprize me.

Did you know the second-in-command of anti-terror operations in the Baghdad sector of Iraq is a Canadian soldier?

It's true.

We work closely with our friends and allies.

Boy, am I ever in for it.
 
poligeek
#6
Canada and the US have had joint research and development military contracts going back to the early 1970's I think just after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Canada acutually hosts some of the best military training facilities in the world which the US military frequently uses. Development and research costs are less up here so we get a lot of US military personelle working here, while technological research has more liberties in the states so a lot of Canadian military train in the states for tech.

I thought it was reasonably well known.

This is why the American's took it so personally when despite having personelle and US bases in Canada, that Deifenbaker would not allow Nuclear Weapons to be stationed on those bases.

I think that's the only time we've ever really drawn a hard military line in the sand.
 
earth_as_one
#7
I was recently at Norad in North Bay and I saw first hand American military personnel here in Canada under Canadian command. They are treated no different than Canadians. They are part of an exchange program. The same program involves Canadian military personnel assigned to American units, some of which are now in Iraq.

This issue was discussed in the house of commons.

link

Even though I disagree with the US decision to ignore International Law and invade Iraq

link

I believe the exchange program serves Canadas interests.
 
Curiosity
#8
Well thank God

There are still some Americans and Canadians left who know how to cooperate with each other in matters of extreme importance to our safety.

We are landlocked people. We better learn to get along instead of falling for all this nasty cr*p which has been inserted into our cultures for the past thirty or so years.

Our greatest enemies are those who would divide the two great nations...think about it and those who would benefit from that
very event.
 
Toro
#9
A Canadian commanded US airspace almost immediately following 9/11.
 
I think not
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Toro

A Canadian commanded US airspace almost immediately following 9/11.

Correction, a Canadian was in charge of US airspace on 9/11.
 
Curiosity
#11
Toro / ITN

Do you both mean pre attack or post on 9/11 ???? Or both ????
 
I think not
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Wednesday's Child

Toro / ITN

Do you both mean pre attack or post on 9/11 ???? Or both ????

On September 11th 2001, General Rick "Eric" Findley, Canadian was in charge of NORAD.
 
Curiosity
#14
ITN

Well today - another learning session. I haven't passed a day without something new to my empty head! Thanks!

I never saw a word about it in the press either - or giving credit to
Maj-Gen Findley for his horrific responsibilities that day. It was a day like no other for him no doubt.

I hope the Americans have shown gratitude towards him for his
taking care of business of a most unusual kind.
 
unclepercy
#15
ITN,
Would you be willing to do something for a total stranger - with no explanation? Would you change your avatar just for me?

Percy
 
I think not
#16
My avatar? What's wrong with my avatar?
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
#17
Nothing's wrong! It's so cute!
 
I think not
#18
Well I had such a nice Borg emblem up, but oh well, if it takes such a small thing to please someone, what the heck.
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
#19
The Borg!

So that's what it was. I knew I recognized it!

Thank you for mentioned what the emblem was for. ^_^
 
I think not
#20
I'm somewhat of a Star Trek fan, and while on topic, imagine what a Borg cube could do for Canada's defense.
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
#21
I am a Star Trek fan, too!

Also a fan of some lesser series, such as Andromeda, Earth: Final Conflict, and et cetera.

Yeah, on the topic of "Defense," can you imagine a Borg Cube with the Canadian Forces?

"We are the Canadians. Your biological distinctiveness can be retained in Canada because we are multicultural. Prepare to not be assimilated."
 
I think not
#22
Way to kill the Borg collective FiveParadox, I think we'll keep it down here:

"We are the Borg, we will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile!"

By the way, the Borg queen is one hot chick :P
 

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