by Spencer Fernando

September 14, 2017

Another reason why Canada must join the ballistic missile defence shield.

Lt. General Pierre St-Amand – the deputy commander of NORAD – says under current U.S. policy, Canada would not be protected by the U.S. ballistic missile shield.

According to St-Amand, Canadian military personnel at NORAD would be left helpless as any decision on whether to defend Canada from an incoming ballistic missile would be entirely up to the United States. This is because Canada is not part of the U.S. missile shield, and is thus left undefended.

This is the consequence of Canada not doing all we can to defend our country. It leads to the absurd situation where Canadians and Americans work side by side at NORAD HQ on defending our airspace from enemy aircraft, yet Canada has no say over defending our airspace from incoming missiles.

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