Well, apparently, andd I think is unofficial, but the reason there's no more military games up here with the U.S. is because us Canadians kept winning them.
For the sake of correct facts, I'll explain.
Its true, in basic infantry warfare Canadian Forces usually beat US Army. Now, this is hardly true of the Marine Corps and certainly not of our elite Special Forces, namely the SEALs and Green Berets, as the 'Delta Force', if it exists, usually plays around with European boys.
Basically, Canadian Infantry receive MUCH more rigorous and tough training upon enlistment and in basic training. Their standards are insanely high, so much so that about 55% of the US Army enlisted, not including the Reserves OR the National Guard, would not pass basic training or qualification because of not being fit, low scores in testing or physical inability. Now, when it comes to groups like the Army's Rangers or the Marines, there is more competition but yes, Canadian Forces usually win war games. Not all of them, mind you, the Marines have won a few and the Rangers did win one a while back, before 9/11.
The fact of the matter is, they are better trained out of the gate and whent hey advance past basic to selection school for their desired job in the Army, again, training is much harder and more intense for them. Canada has accepted the fact they will have fewer resources at hand and train soldiers harder. This is not to say training is inadequat int he United States, far from it, but compared side to side, the standards are simply different. But Canadian soldiers since WWII have shown they have more than enough skill and determination to skillfully and truthfully accomplish their duties and objectives.
Maybe its genetics or just how they are raised, but yes, Canadians have won in the past during war games. Which is why it pisses me off when THIS shit happens. They have an amazing Armed Forces, its not their fault that sometimes they cannot keep troops in country for as long as we can. You have to remember the United States can easily deploy 500 Thousand combat troops in a week. Canada, as far as I know, doesn't even have a full strength of that much. So I mean, its a question of numbers. For them, 2000 soldiers is a lot and even worse, the way the economy is, they simply don't have the machine of war to keep troops in country for durations. But I do know from personal experience, they have an amazing command troop and even more amazing soldiers under them. They just don't have the ability to keep troops in. And Afghanistan, mainly the mission in progress, is definitely going to suffer if they do infact leave for a year.
Also, catty, I agree. War is shit, but those guys weren't critical of the war, they were critical of the SOLDIERS in war. I don't give a crap who supports the war, I think its horrible and I wish I'd never seen it, but I full heartedly support the troops. Canadian soldiers don't want to be in Afghanistan, but they know they have to be to have a hope in preventing men who use unrestricted violence(Not talking insurgents, this is ALL Taliban) to achieve goals without remorse or afterthought. But I completely agree, war is shit, but its humanity's finest creation and we can't kill it, no matter how much we want too.