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A small but well trained, motivated and professional fighting force. The Canadian Forces (or CF for short) is an entity that encompasses the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force; although each element maintains its own structure within the CF, for administrative reasons, the were unified under one command in the 1970s. This made recruitment and budget planning simpler, as quotas and allocations (personnel or financiary) are centrally planned as to allow the CF to better accomplish the overall tasks and missions it handles.

The CF was primarily used as a peacekeeping force during the Cold War (the Korean War being the only event where Canadians participated in full-scale armed conflict during that period), but with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Canadian Forces faced increasingly complex scenarios, which necessitated a review of the overall mission of the CFs. Although Canada remains dedicated to peace and stability in the world, the Canadian Forces are today participating in active warfighting in Afghanistan, having taken over responsability of the volatile Kandahar province, seat of power of the Taliban regime, from the US. The CF have been extremely successful on operations, though have taken a number of casualties, mainly from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.

The last few years have seen the CF resurgent. From the dark times of the early 1990s, when many scandals, massive underfunding and extremely severe shortage of personnel tarnished the Forces' honour and image, to the current level of popular support for the servicemen and women (if not for the mission in Afghanistan itself) and the moral and financial support of the government, much has changed. The CF of today is strong, proud and ever dedicated to fulfilling its duty to the nation and its people.
-There are currently 2000+ members of the Canadian Armed Forces deployed and fighting in Afghanistan.
-Altough the CF doesn't have all the big toys, the Canadian infantryman is possibly the best equiped footslogger in the world, even outshining his American counterpart in personnal equipment.
by 2Lt OJV Deschênes May 31, 2007
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Canadian Armed Forces have some of the best overall trained soldiers in the world. They do not have much in the way of money or equipment, but our soldiers are on average smarter and stronger then the average soldier from many other countries. They think for themselves, and commanders at all levels encourage and respect this, just so long as the job is finished.
In a recent military competition at the US Westpoint Military Acadamy, 2 British, 1 Canadian, and around 40 American teams competed. Canada took first for the second year in a row, and the British took 3rd and 4th. The Canadian Armed Forces also have the best snipers in the world.
by Ben Angle May 15, 2006
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Although little is known of canada's armed forces, mainly because they are not dumb enough to attack peoople, they have some of the best snipers in the world. (thats right, better than US)
No one knows about the Canadian Armed Forces, because if you know about them, you are dead.
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Quite possibly the most underestimated force in the world. The Canadian Armed Forces are underfunded, yet they play such an important role in the world, in peacekeeping and in areas such as Afghanistan. A Canadian army sniper holds the distance record for taking out a target. Still, underfunding hampers them. Each of Canada's 4 subs have problems, the helis keep crashing, and the government is ignoring the plight while putting up the soldiers for extended combat in Afghanistan.
PPCLI Corporal Rob Furlong (Canadian Armed Forces) (Operation Anaconda, Afghanistan) - holds record for the longest-ever recorded and confirmed sniper kill at 2,430 metres (1.5 miles) using a .50 caliber (12.7 mm) McMillan TAC-50 rifle.
by Nighthawk Delta October 20, 2006
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The Canadian Armed Forces- An incredibly underfunded, yet superior fighting force. Canada holds the record for the longest confirmed sniper kill. Best snipers in the world, combined with infantry that can top any others in the world, makes the Canadian Armed Forces a force to be reckoned with. Though superior in quality, they lack the numbers of their American counterpart. One on one Canadian soldiers could undoubtedly take on any other country without worries. However, underfunding and lack on numbers makes the Armed Forces of Canada somewhat of a militaristic joke. Given the proper funds and the numbers of the US, Canada could easily annex the US.
Canadian Armed Forces. Simple
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The collective defense systems of the proud nation of Canada. The Army is a mountie, the Air force is the same mountie on a pegasus, and the navy is the same mountie on a seahorse.
Look out! the Canadian armed forces are coming. Wait! why am I running?
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Like a midget -- more an amusement than a threat.
Hey Joe, I heard the new recruits finally got their bb guns, and a couple guys got .22s!
by incognito September 11, 2003
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