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NATO and Norway's war game

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.

Canadian soldiers tackle the Norwegian Arctic to test their defence skills.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: March 23, 1984
Guest(s): Andrew Christie
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Brian Stewart
Duration: 4:45

Last updated: July 18, 2013

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