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A by-product of the events of September 11. Reasons for the shock. Our politicians -- aroused to military problems they could grasp. Some steps taken, and some complications with those steps. Modern warfare. Canadian expectations. The need for money for innovation. Some recent history of the Canadian forces, including some changes. "Security" as ottawa's favourite word, and reasons for it. The basis for Canadian defence policy. Changes in the American relationship - a brief history and examination. What is has meant for our forces. The need for a major investment.