“Purple Haze: Joint Planning in the Canadian Forces from Mobile Command to J-Staff, 1975-1991 (Part 1),” Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 4 Winter 2002-03

“Purple Haze: Joint Planning in the Canadian Forces from Mobile Command to J-Staff, 1975-1991 (Part 1),” Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 4 Winter 2002-03

 

In the Canadian Army of the 1990s the word ‘joint’ was thrown around so much you’d think the institution had an “in” with the BC hemp growers (some troops out west did). The main issue was how did the three services work more effectively together. This was neither a new or novel problem. However, the back and forth in the Fort Frontenac mess led to the use of 300 psi fingers in people’s chests. Once again, I provided some historical context to what could have been a crass brawl.

There was no Part 2. I started going to Afghanistan and got rather busy.

Originally Published in Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin (aka Canadian Army Journal)