Canada Kandahar Mission

Canada Should Remember the Afghanistan War With Shame

Larry Rousseau | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Larry Rousseau

It was five years ago today that Richard Colvin delivered his explosive testimony to a House of Commons committee examining Canada's role in the torture of Afghan detainees. In no uncertain terms, he told the House committee on November 18, 2009, that Canadian Forces personnel were capturing Afghans and turning them over to Afghan authorities to be tortured in contravention of the Geneva Conventions. Indeed, Canada's war in Afghanistan was a shameful episode in our history. There was damage inflicted in Afghanistan and damage done to our democracy and civil liberties at home -- things we ought to reflect on as we now get involved in the new Iraq war.

What Canada's Really Leaving Behind In Afghanistan

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Politics

KABUL - A map on the wall at the Gandamack Lodge, a well-worn Kabul haunt for western aid workers, officials and journalists, traces in meticulous det...

The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War In Afghanistan (EXCERPT)

Graeme Smith | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Graeme Smith

We lost the war in southern Afghanistan and it broke my heart. The insurgents were not defeated. We killed thousands of them, but their movement would not die. Far away from the air-conditioned headquarters where the foreigners made their plans, all of the good intentions collided with reality.

Canada Lost Afghan War, Author Says

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It may yet serve as the epitaph to Canada's nearly 12-year involvement in Afghanistan.In his long-awaited book about the Afghan war, Graeme S...

A Top Soldier's Homecoming

THE CANADIAN PRESS | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan has returned home, now that the nine-year combat mission in that country has come t...

Farewell To Kandahar And Canada's Desert War

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — MA'SUM GHAR, Afghanistan - Canada's desert war came to an end Tuesday when soldiers of the Royal 22e Regiment stood down and fo...

Saluting Canada's Last Casualty?

Posted 08.27.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - More than 2,000 NATO troops turned out early in the overnight hours to bid farewell to Francis Roy, the ...

Canadian Tanks Wheeling Out As Kandahar Withdrawal Accelerates

CP | Posted 08.16.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Canadian tanks have begun withdrawing from the fields of Kandahar. The first echelon of Leopard 2A6M ...