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A reduced NATO commitment

Its goals were lofty and practical: to protect the free world and each other. Attacking one member of NATO meant you had attacked them all. At first, Canada played an important role as a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during the Cold War. But when the Communist threat died, some Canadians wondered why we were still part of the alliance. As NATO continues to redefine its mandate, Canada struggles to determine its own role.

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Canada's NATO contingent is dramatically reduced as Canada trims its military budget.
Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Dec. 1, 1994
Guests: Douglas Bland, David Collenette, John de Chastelain, Lewis Mackenzie
Host: Bernie McNamee
Reporter: Connie Watson
Duration: 3:10

Last updated: July 18, 2013

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