Based on these new reports, NDP defence critic Dawn Black asked Defence Minister Peter MacKay to explain the air force shortfall
during Question Period in the House of Commons.
We have continued to press allies to fill force shortfalls
in International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and since last fall allies and partners have pledged well over 7,000 new troops to the mission, most without caveats.
The US Air Force has always played a major role in the FCT Program by identifying allied and friendly-nation resources as a solution to Air Force shortfalls