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  • Sparlingo
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Can't see why they need him. Canada is as close to a neutral, non-involved nation as it is possible to get.

    Canada is neither a major world power nor a major world player, especially in the military sense, so they hardly need
    a warrior to lead an army of non-fighters with no real world mission to begin with.
    the counter to that argument is in this Youtube video, check out at point 1.50 Saajan:"Diversity equals military intelligence", it's worth a look MM.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Can't see why they need him. Canada is as close to a neutral, non-involved nation as it is possible to get.

    Canada is neither a major world power nor a major world player, especially in the military sense, so they hardly need
    a warrior to lead an army of non-fighters with no real world mission to begin with.

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  • Herman Hum
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    Only 10-2 and not 10-3?

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  • Duncan
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    A new ASL counter?

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  • Surrey
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    Originally posted by Gixxer86g View Post
    What's up with this crazy concept of having a Defence Minister, or Secy of Defence that has real military experience?
    There hasn't been a British minister of defence with military experience since Tom King in 1992 and they last one to serve in a conflict was George Younger, his predecessor.

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  • Gixxer86g
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    What's up with this crazy concept of having a Defence Minister, or Secy of Defence that has real military experience?

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  • Sparlingo
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    He also served with US forces in Afghanistan

    Another note, Sajjan, on his third deployment became a advisor to US general
    Terry :

    " Following Sajjan's second deployment in 2009, U.S. Major-General James Terry, Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan’s southern provinces, requested that he join the U.S. Command Team for a third deployment 2010, where he served as Special Assistant to General Terry. Pictured below, Sajjan presented General Terry with a Sikh ceremonial kirpan."

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  • Taieb el-Okbi
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    Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
    God bless Mr. Sajjan.

    I wonder how Sikhs in general would react to some Op ed suggesting that Sikhs have been historically persecuted. I know some Sikhs, and these are proud people who dont go around complaining about a so called historical persecution.

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  • Everyone Thinks Canada's New Defense Minister Looks 'Badass'

    Canada's new defense minister Harjit Sajjan has been proclaimed by the media a "badass" who single-handedly changed how the Canadian military gathered intelligence in Afghanistan — but before all that, as a teen, he fell in with the wrong crowd.

    Struggling to find himself, he turned to his Sikh heritage; the warrior tradition of his people, who have historically been persecuted, resonated with him.

    "It wasn't really a religious thing. It was an identity thing," he said in an interview with the Vancouver Sun in 2012. "I loved the warrior aspect of it."

    Years later, as a detective on the Vancouver police's gang crime unit, he found himself helping to arrest people he used to know.

    Sajjan is one of four ministers of Sikh origin in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet, making the total number of Sikhs in Canada's federal cabinet the highest in the world. India, which is home to most of the world's Sikhs, only has two.
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