Canada’s new defence policy clarifies its long-term vision for Canada's Armed Forces
Canada's new defence policy clarifies its long-term vision for Canada's Armed Forces. Entitled Strong Secure Engaged: Canada's Defence Policy, the June 2017 policy articulates the capabilities and resources needed by the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to meet the pivotal role they play within our borders and in multiple theatres of operation abroad.
To that end the policy is comprised of 111 initiatives that focus on providing greater support to CAF forces and their families; rebuilding core capabilities and investing in future defence technologies, talent, and capabilities. The policy also recognizes that continued effort is needed to enable a modernized business of defence that is responsive to Canada's needs, including a more transparent and streamlined procurement process.
In brief, if Canada hopes to see its initiatives through, the business of defence will need to:
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