Kandahar Tour

Kandahar Tour

The Turning Point in Canada's Afghan Mission

Book - 2008
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"Our Mission was the people of Kandahar and keeping the Taliban from interfering with rebuilding. When we did use force, we had to be discriminate Killing innocent civilians would be mission failure. I had the A-Team ad could not make it work with lesser men and women." - Lieutenant-Colonel rob Walker, Commanding Officer, 2RCR Battlegroup"Our job is to create a functional government that earns the respect of its population. The people of Kandahar are not asking for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They want Canada's peace, order, and good government. We're getting there. But it takes time, Thankfully Afghans are more patient than people back home." - Gavin Buchan, Director, Foreign Affairs, Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, 2006-07"My soliders got to know every inch of Zharey District and its people. It was our back-yard. We knew it better than the Taliban, especially the foreign fighters. People learned to trust us and started staying in their homes while we rant he enemy out of town." - Major David Quick, India Company
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : J. Wiley & Sons Canada, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780470157619
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 Win
Characteristics: xxv, 264 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 color map.
Additional Contributors: Charters, David
Wilson, Brent


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Aug 23, 2010

An excellent book that reveals the intensity of combat that Canadian soldiers are facing in Afghanistan, based on war diaries and documents not generally available to researchers at this time (2010).

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