Military analyst Mercedes Stephenson told CBC News that the purchase is “absolutely necessary."We have to have fighter jets. Canada is a massive country and when you think purely about response times, there is nothing else that can get across the country as fast as a fighter jet," she said. "Also, when you are dealing with the Arctic, there is very little that has the kind of survivability of a fighter jet in the air under those kinds of harsh conditions." She added that the purchase is also important for Canada to meet obligations to its international allies. "Everybody else is updating their fighter jets and there simply hasn't been a technology developed that can replace it at this point."
Friday, July 16, 2010
You're being just a little disingenuous when you refer to Mercedes Stephenson as simply a "military analyst":