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Remembrance day experts


November 11 still resonates with Canadians: expert
Howard Coombs, expert in military studies, is able to comment on the relevance of Remembrance Day, and its context in the midst of current Canadian military operations. “Given Canadian military participation in various conflicts – as well as many tragic losses – November 11th resonates strongly with the general population in 2007,” he says.
Lt.-Col. Coombs is retired from active duty with the Canadian Forces and holds a masters degree from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies. He spent two years with the U.S. army, including the summer of 2004 in Afghanistan. His current research involves 20th century Canadian military history and operational thought since WWII.
Canadian defence expert discusses Canada’s role in war
Douglas Bland, chair of Defence Management Studies, is able to discuss Afghanistan and what Canada will leave behind once we come home. He is also able to speak to Canada’s role in war and military spending.
Dr. Bland has actively participated in public debates on defence policy and has written extensively in the national news media.
To arrange an interview with Lt.-Col. Coombs or Dr. Bland contact Communications Assistants Molly Kehoe, 613.533.2877, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca, or Alissa Clark, 613.533.6000 ext 77513, alissa.clark@queensu.ca, Queen’s News and Media Services.

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