The truth about Canada's Afghan training mission

Canada's Afghan training mission has a high risk of casualties and a low chance of success, says new report published by the CCPA and the Rideau Institute. Analysts Michael Byers and Stuart Webb determine that the new training mission, first proposed by the Liberals then adopted by the Conservatives, poses many dangers to Canadian soldiers. The report concludes that, despite Prime Minister Harper’s stated intention of ensuring a “safer” mission for the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, numerous Canadian soldiers will likely be killed or permanently injured, and the mission will ultimately not be successful.

Click here to read the full report. Click here to read a commentary based on the report.