After 2011 -

After 2011


The government has now confirmed—via news conference—that up to 950 personnel will remain in Afghanistan to train the Afghan military through 2014. The training will take place within facilities around Kabul. The cost will be approximately $500-million per year. The official announcement and explanation are here.

A new Canadian Press-Harris Decima poll has Canadians split on such an extension and largely opposed to a Canadian military presence in Afghanistan.