Canadian Army Introduces Combat Bicycle

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It was announced earlier this week that the Canadian Armed Forces would be taking a portion of their $21.8 billion annual budget and investing it in new ground transportation. They're not however buying new tanks or armored cars, the C.A.F. is outfitting all 35,000 soldiers in the Canadian Army with the MB 2000 - a tactical mountain bike. To learn more about this recent purchase, host Pat Kelly spoke with the commanding officer in charge of this new strategy Lieutenant-Colonel Alex Gould of CFB Sicamous.

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