In 2003, former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien initially agreed to send 600 Canadian troops in support of peace keeping and stabilizing the recently imposed democracy following the US invasion of Afghanistan. Since then, Prime ministers Paul Martin and Stephen Harper have both increased Canadian Troop levels, including the first deployment of Canadian tanks in battle since the Korean War. Canadian Troops have been engaged in increasingly bloody battles with insurgents, many of whom are former members or supporters of the Taliban regime in that country, who were widely considered to have committed repeated violations of human rights and of supporting and training al-Qaeda terrorists.
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war on terror, foreign policy, Canadian Armed Forces, Afghanistan, human rights, middle east peace, US foreign policy
[+] Defeat the Taliban
[+] Hold Fast
[+] Our Troops have no mission or business in Afghanistan.
Canada's role in the invasion of Afghanistan