Canadian special forces soldiers are already deployed in Mali protecting Canadian diplomats, but according to the government they are not on a “combat” mission.
Prime Minister Harper has pledged that no Canadian troops will remain in Afghanistan after the end of the current training mission in 2014. But does he mean it?
Prime Minister Harper has refused to rule out keeping Canadian special operations forces in Afghanistan past the scheduled 2014 end of the Canadian mission.
Canada’s Defence Department is quietly conducting its second investigation into allegations regarding the conduct of Joint Task Force 2, the highly secretive Canadian special forces unit, in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2008. The initial probe, Sand Trap I, lasted a year and a half and resulted in no charges. However, it sparked a second, wider criminal investigation, Sand Trap II. The […]
By any measure the last few months have been marked by an upswing in violence in Afghanistan–a “dreary and bloody stalemate” according to the CBC’s Brian Stewart. NATO–and the US in particular–have come to recognize this as there has been much ado about how to re-cast the mission. First of all this has meant the implementation of a new command structure […]