Canada's next mission: International fire brigade

The Conservative government has pledged to continue sending 1,000 military trainers to assist the Afghan National Army until at least 2014, but the reality is that there is only four months left in Canada's combat mission to Southern Afghanistan.

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The traditional role of the UN blue helmet peacekeeper may be a thing of the past, says Scott Taylor, but the need for international humanitarian intervention remains a pressing concern.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 02/16/2011 12:00 am EST

The Conservative government has pledged to continue sending 1,000 military trainers to assist the Afghan National Army until at least 2014, but the reality is that there is only four months left in Canada's combat mission to Southern Afghanistan. Therefore, the question for the Canadian Forces leadership is: "What's next?"

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