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in the next 20 years this is going to be a very active area
Originally posted by Hellmutt
When the ice melts, oil drilling will be easier in the arctic areas. Vast regions will be opened for oil and gas exploration. Shipping to these areas will also be easier and the industrial activities will be booming. Sooner or later somethings going to go wrong and the military will then be expected to respond.
[edit on 2004/11/12 by Hellmutt]
Originally posted by radiant_obsidian
hey flukemol, do you think your country men are therefore posturing for the international community as a kind of "This is our turf and we have the means and military might to protect it" signal? It would make a lot of sense if there are a lot of oil deposits in the area.
Im kinda ignorant and uninformed of the kind of military assets the canadian military possess....do you have any futher information on what types of troops/numbers, combat vehicles and tactics are being used in this training manouver (unfortunately im really quite in the ignorant and uninformed as to the military power/prowess of the canadian army, so any info is gratefully recieved)