Ten years in Afghanistan

On Friday, the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan marked its tenth anniversary (“Afghanistan war marks 10 years with little commemoration,” CNN, 7 October 2011).

The conflict is already the longest war in U.S. history, having surpassed the duration of the Vietnam War in 2010.

Canada’s participation in the war has not yet reached the ten-year mark. According to this report, members of Canada’s JTF-2 special operations unit arrived in Afghanistan on December 5th, 2001.

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Tags: Afghanistan, Canada, JTF-2, United States