Afghan Peace Unlikely in Near Future: Ron Hoffman

The Canadian ambassador says President Hamid Karzai's government needs to approach talks from a position of strength.

Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 01/14/2009 12:00 am EST

The Canadian mission in Afghanistan has been rocked over the past month with the deaths of 10 Canadian soldiers during what was supposed to be a quiet winter month of December. At the same time, the American mission is expected to undergo significant changes over the coming months with Barack Obama's arrival in the White House, and elections in Afghanistan this year will prove to be a real test for everyone.

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