CANADA: Wide Open to Criticism

Major General George Randolph Pearkes, the Progressive Conservative Party's parliamentary military critic, found plenty to criticize on a recent visit to Canada's 27th Infantry Brigade in Western Germany. Back home in Victoria, B.C. last week, he made a nationwide broadcast assailing Canada's decision to send infantrymen instead of armored units to the defense of Western Europe.

As Pearkes saw it: "In Europe there are hundreds of thousands of young men available for the infantry regiments of their own armies. Canada [has] sent the very type of soldier most plentiful in Europe, placing reliance on numbers rather than hitting power. It...

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