Tag Archives: Joint Task Force-2

Joint Task Force 2 under investigation for improper killing

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 […]

An upswing in violence in Afghanistan… What does this mean for Canada?

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 […]