No good outcome in Iraq, so why send troops?

Before the mission is extended, let’s establish a clear objective by which we can define victory.

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A technician peeks through the centre of an Aurora refuelling plane propeller on Feb. 21 during Canada's mission to fight members of the Islamic State group in Iraq.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 03/18/2015 12:00 am EDT

In the wake of Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron’s death and the wounding of three other Canadian soldiers in the March 6 friendly fire incident, one would have hoped that the debate would intensify regarding a possible extension of Canada’s current military commitment to Iraq.

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