See I think most of you are missing my point... I totally respect and have a great feelings toward America, Americans and the American Military. There is much that we Canadaians can learn from the Americans I think and Im sure it can go both ways too... Your right that war games are a controlled environment. Absolutly. They have to be. Militarys want to test an aspect of its its capabilities and need rules to do that. All I know is what I have seen. Somthing that us Canadians cant compete with with is the American huge logistic capabilites. America can project itself anywhere in the world very quickly. We sadly have to ask permission to piggy back with them or rent Antonovs that are pricy. In closing I am not one of those band wagon American bashing Canadians. I love America. I think they are like our brothers or sisters. We may have different views but I know when push come to shove either would be there for the other no questions asked. And I think its high time Canada beefed up and participated more with that.