There's no doubt that members of Joint Task Force 2 are highly trained in the art of war. But O'Connor wants them moved out of their base at Dwyer Hill, east of Ottawa, and on to a military base shared with other units, apparently to keep them in check.
"I would prefer them to be under iron-tight discipline inside a military base," he told the Ottawa Citizen this week during a visit with their editorial board.
But if anti-social behaviour is such a worry for O'Connor, the Conservatives' defence critic, then military analysts were wondering why his party is proposing to revive the airborne regiment. The military's last airborne regiment, based at Petawawa, was disbanded more than a decade after the torture and murder of a teenager during a mission in Somalia.