At long last there is some talk in Canada about the Government laying out a blue-print for the Canadian Forces. A few folks are actually interested and all sorts of ideas are being put forth about the route to take and the steps needed to get to whichever end-state. Most Canadians don't bother to think about their army much and when they do, it usually involves fuzzy pictures of blue-bereted peacekeepers waving UN flags and giving appreciative kids food packets. Somewhat different than the reality of things, but that is still the most common perception. Ideas being punted around range from complete disbandment and giving up the pretence of having an Armed Forces, to "specializing" in niche requirements. This could be things like covert surveillance and recce specialists (a la the Coyote recce vehicle), or developing into highly trained and self-sufficient logistic specialists. This last isn't quite as crazy as it may sound, a good deal of the attacks on Allied forces in Iraq are or at least were on the logistic support chain. Anyway, there are all sorts of ideas, some good, some not. Some plausible, some rather wacky. What are the ideas of the folks here? Bin the lot? Bring in the Brits or some other country to help reconstitute the CF? Decide that everything is just hunky-dory and soldier on?