For the first time in history Canada has left a war unfinished. The Canadian army forfeited command of the Afghanistan mission to the Americans this week in an official ceremony, The Toronto Star reports. Canadian Col. Michel-Henry St-Louis gave the reigns to American Lt.-Col. Steve Miller, as the Canadian flag came down and the American flag rose up in Ma’sum Ghar. A moment of silence was held for the 157 Canadian soldiers killed in battle. The Americans began their mission in the region in 2009, deploying 30,000 soldiers.