Afghanistan not a model to follow

There is no indication that Canada is anywhere near reaching the original objective of consolidating the government’s authority and legitimacy.

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A Leopard tank and tanker in Kandahar, 2006.
Nipa Banerjee
Published: Wednesday, 03/25/2015 12:00 am EDT

David Mulroney, once the top bureaucrat in charge of Canada’s operations in Afghanistan, warns that Canada should not expand its mission in Iraq before internalizing the lessons learnt from its less-than-successful mission in Afghanistan.  

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