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U.S. to ask Canada to keep troops in Afghanistan

The Globe and Mail reported on Thursday that the United States will ask Canada to keep as many as 500 to 600 soldiers in Afghanistan following the scheduled end of the mission in July 2011 (John Ibbitson, “U.S. to press for Canada to keep troops in Afghanistan,” Globe and Mail, 25 March 2010).  According to […]

Harper on Canada's role in Afghanistan post-2011

In an interview with the Canwest News Service a few days ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made some of his most definitive statements to date on the future of the Canadian presence in Afghanistan. He pledged that Canada would continue to maintain humanitarian and development missions in the country but stated that “we will not […]