If you had not heard of the Canadian Rangers, it’s OK, neither had I. There are about 5,000 of them, living in 200 communities in the less inhabited parts of their country, and they serve as the eyes and ears of the Canadian Army. Many of the Rangers are Inuit or Native American, and they speak 26 dialects and languages. These are the guys who know what is going on locally, and know the country. They’re roughly analogous to the scouts employed by the U.S. Cavalry during the Plains Indian Wars.