A conversation with a former commander of Canada's special forces

Ret. Lt.-Gen. Michael Day talks defence policy, the coalition in Iraq and Syria, fighter jets, procurement and more.

US DoD Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Schumacher
Lt. Gen. Michael Day at a US naval command headquarters in Naples, Italy, 2014.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 01/20/2016 12:00 am EST

Ret. Lt.-Gen. Michael Day sat down with Embassy for an interview Jan. 14. He retired in September 2015 from a more than 30-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, having served as the commanding officer of JTF2, Commander Canadian Special Forces Operations Command and Chief Strategic Planner for Force Development. He also led the NATO training mission in Afghanistan.

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