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An soldier observes a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2018. Image credit: The U.S. Army/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Kandahar fell to U.S. special forces and their Afghan allies on Dec. 7, 2001. The first Canadian soldiers got involved the same month. Canadians would fight and die there until March 2014.
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Canadian soldiers look out over Afghan landscape. Image: Robert Hyatt/U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | What were Canadians fighting for in Afghanistan? Perhaps our former defence minister can emerge from obscurity to cast some illumination on this question.
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Jack Layton (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | As the Forever War continues, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has admitted the United States is "not winning" the war against the Taliban.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The attacks on MSP hospitals in Afghanistan and Yemen are forcing many to call for a full investigation and to hold those responsible accountable.
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Gavrilo Princip
David J. Climenhaga | Surely even Canada’s official pundits have enough wit to sense that nothing good can come playing games in Russia's back yard to achieve strategic and ideological goals.
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Redeye Collective | The Pentagon recently admitted that Taliban attacks are on the increase in some regions. One of the factors that may be driving this trend is the fight for control of Afghanistan’s oil reserves.
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Amy Goodman | The inconsistency at the core of U.S. foreign policy is that democracy can be delivered through the barrel of a gun, that terrorism can be fought by terrorizing a nation.
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Amy Goodman | The longest war in United States history, the Afghan war is being perpetuated, according to one brave, whistle-blowing U.S. Army officer, through a "pattern of overt and substantive deception."
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Soviet Communist Party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
David J. Climenhaga | If we were to arm and train the Taliban, it's reasonable to expect that they would soon meet the standards of the Afghan National Army!
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David J. Climenhaga | News stories that claim Canada's involvement in the Afghan war has now ended are designed to advance a political program that has its roots closer to home than in the mountains of the Hindu Kush.
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Mao Zedong in 1927
David J. Climenhaga | Imagine yourself for a moment in the dusty sandals of a local Taliban commander. What would you do next?
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Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay
David J. Climenhaga | U.S. talks with Taliban, announces troop pull-out, but still no apology from Tories for 'Taliban Jack' smear.