Canada “punched well above its weight” in Libya strikes

NATO official says Canadian Forces’ contributions disproportionate to its size

A NATO official speaking on condition of anonymity has said that Canada “punched well above its weight” in the air war against now beleaguered Libyan dictator, Moammar Gadhafi. NATO officials and academics agree that as one of the smallest powers among the handful of nations carrying out the air strikes, the Canadian Forces’ contribution was disproportionate to its size and outdated aircrafts. According the NATO, Canada’s battle contributions were just behind Britain and France; countries that have approximately three times as many aircraft as the Canadian Forces.

The National Post


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