The pitfalls of training foreign fighters

Without understanding their personal objectives, it’s often counterproductive in the long run.

DND Photo: Cpl. Shilo Adamson
Canadian Cpl. Christen Blake gives a demonstration to Afghan National Police at a training centre in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan in 2010.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 04/06/2016 12:00 am EDT

There has been considerable debate recently as to whether Canada is at war with Daesh, and whether Canadian trainers in frontline firefights are in combat as defined by the mandate under which they were deployed.

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