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Letter To The Editor

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Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 2006Re: Major Andrew Godefroy, Force Disparity or Knowledge Disparity? Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 2006-2007, in response to Peter Denton’s The End of Asymmetry: Force Disparity and the Aims of War. Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 2006.

Andrew Godefroy’s response to my CMJ article was both intemperate and ill considered. From its ad hominem approach to its errors of fact and comprehension, it demonstrates the cognitive gap that unfortunately seems to exist between military planning and the kind of operations that real security in the 21st Century requires. It was Godefroy’s choice – not mine – to illustrate this gap with reference to Iraq and Afghanistan, but I agree with his choice, and would welcome a more substantive debate on the subject, and the role and future configuration of the Canadian Forces, in the journal he edits.

Peter H. Denton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (History)
Regional Coordinator (Manitoba)
Division of Continuing Studies
The Royal Military College of Canada

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DND photo AR2006-S002-0105
by Captain Edward Steward JTF-AFG-R2

A Leopard C2 Tank from Charles Company Combat Team, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group rolls out of Forward Operating Base Ma’Sum Ghar en route to Howz-e-Madad in Afghanistan. 

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