Canadian involvement will still put soldiers at risk of death: report - Macleans.ca
 

Canadian involvement will still put soldiers at risk of death: report

Training bases can be key Taliban targets, report says


 

A new report suggests that the Canadian troops left behind to train Afghan soldiers won’t necessarily be safe from further Taliban attacks. The joint report released Monday by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the training mission will put soldiers at risk of injury or death. “Attacking recruitment centres and training bases can be a successful tactic for an insurgency as it potentially has an effect on both the domestic situation and the international community’s willingness to stay involved in the country,” the report says. It explains that such attacks, resulting in Afghan casualties, will discourage volunteers and demoralize new recruits. Furthermore, insurgents have, in the past, infiltrated and attacked the very training bases Canadian forces will be using. Ottawa has pledged to keep roughly 1,000 troops and support staff in Afghanistan, off the battlefield and training Afghan National Security Forces until 2014.

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Canadian involvement will still put soldiers at risk of death: report

  1. Meanwhile here on the home front, mass immigration puts EVERYONE at risk by enabling the Taliban to bring in thousands of supporters so they can attack our country from within.

  2. Meanwhile here on the home front, mass immigration puts EVERYONE at risk by enabling the Taliban to bring in thousands of supporters so they can attack our country from within.

  3. Soldiers are at risk of being shot?!

    Really?! What has the world come to!!

  4. Soldiers are at risk of being shot?!

    Really?! What has the world come to!!

  5. Nowhere in Afghanistan is safe for Canadians, or other foreigners. By the same token, much of Afghanistan isn't safe for Afghans, either.

    Westerners are in constant danger of 'extremist attack'. And Afghans couldn't feel very secure being electronically 'sniffed' from the far side of the world by somebody who could have just had a bad shopping experience but now has his thumb on some instantaneous destruction. Even 'eyes on' from a chain gun equipped military chopper, or Jdam laden ISAF 'freedom fighter', is proven to be no guarantee of anybody's security.

  6. Nowhere in Afghanistan is safe for Canadians, or other foreigners. By the same token, much of Afghanistan isn't safe for Afghans, either.

    Westerners are in constant danger of 'extremist attack'. And Afghans couldn't feel very secure being electronically 'sniffed' from the far side of the world by somebody who could have just had a bad shopping experience but now has his thumb on some instantaneous destruction. Even 'eyes on' from a chain gun equipped military chopper, or Jdam laden ISAF 'freedom fighter', is proven to be no guarantee of anybody's security.

  7. Canada needs to send mothers with their sons. Sending them to do the duties they signed up and get paid for is ridiculous without this protection. Their doesn't seem to be any problem with Canada's English speaking Soldiers, fighting with the Americans.

  8. Canada needs to send mothers with their sons. Sending them to do the duties they signed up and get paid for is ridiculous without this protection. Their doesn't seem to be any problem with Canada's English speaking Soldiers, fighting with the Americans.

  9. Duh! When civilian UN workers died there, what makes Police trainers' lives exempt from risks? When ordinary citizens of that country are either in constant danger or safety threats, why expect the impossibility of safety? Seems like the media is at it again. They are trying to condition the public's mind of this retard nirvana, so that when something happen to trainers in Afghanistan, they could have a "scandal" to attack the would be sitting government.

  10. Duh! When civilian UN workers died there, what makes Police trainers' lives exempt from risks? When ordinary citizens of that country are either in constant danger or safety threats, why expect the impossibility of safety? Seems like the media is at it again. They are trying to condition the public's mind of this retard nirvana, so that when something happen to trainers in Afghanistan, they could have a "scandal" to attack the would be sitting government.

  11. What the real problem is here is how this Reform/Alliance/Con gov't has treated Vets once they've arrived back….shamefully. In the Calgary Herald afew months back vets were going to food banks…that's right…food banks….meanwhile Harper kept stalling on their pensions for years…..Harper loves the military all right (NOT) but has no problem putting our loved one's in harm's way to help his Republican buddies who support his reign here.

  12. What the real problem is here is how this Reform/Alliance/Con gov't has treated Vets once they've arrived back….shamefully. In the Calgary Herald afew months back vets were going to food banks…that's right…food banks….meanwhile Harper kept stalling on their pensions for years…..Harper loves the military all right (NOT) but has no problem putting our loved one's in harm's way to help his Republican buddies who support his reign here.

  13. As far as I can remember the only Canadian soldier killed "inside the wire" was killed by another Canadian, by accident. I think most soldiers, who after all signed up for dangerous duty, would find that acceptable. If they do not I would advise them to turn in their resignation papers asap. BTY, the only recruitment shortage the military does not have at the moment is for the infantry. They all signed up with the intention of going into combat. Cheers.