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CAN in Kandahar News Archive (Apr-Dec 2006)

4 May 09 

"Les Forces canadiennes ont démantelé un fort de l'armée afghane" - "Forces dismantle police substation in Afghanistan ‘drawback’"


"En plein coeur de la ville de Kandahar, la présence d'enfants est un bon signe pour les militaires canadiens."


Bad Guys Nailed in Helmand


Worries About Fraud with Ballots (Which Are Supposed to be) Cast by Women - More - Potentially Nobody Running Against Karxai? - UN Asking Everyone Who Can to Vote


Taliban Propaganda Watch (links to non-terrorist web page):  Attacks Claimed in Kandahar, Zabul


"U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan 'backfiring,' Congress told" - USA May Give Joint Control over Drone Missions Over PAK?


3 May 09

Smiling Kids=Less Danger


Narrated Videos of CAN Troops at Work


Reporter/blogger: "There are lessons both NATO and American forces can learn, from their own unique experiences. As Canadian Forces move into the last years of this mission, it is an opportunity that should not be lost."


How CAN's Helping Get Water Where it's Needed - USAID Working in Zabul - USA Chair of Joint Chiefs Finds Challenges in Zabul Visit


CAN's RoCK: "Our exit strategy from Afghanistan lies primarily in the establishment of a sustainable economic and political system"


USA Leery About Pushing Even More Troops into AFG?


Bike Bomber Kills Civvies in Helmand Market - More - more


Taliban Aching to Down Brit Chinook? (.pdf permalink) - OSINT Bibliography on Taliban/MANPADS


Black Watch Into the Breach - Brit Officer Nabbed in "Medal Fiddle" - More - more - Curry Night for UK Troops


Talkin' to the Taliban:  AFG Seeks IRN's Involvement with Taliban


Taliban Propaganda Watch (links to non-terrorist web page):  Claims of USA Troops Causing Civvy Cas in Uruzgan


"Clinton Sees 'Intense' Afghanistan-Pakistan Talks"


"Pak General Wants Drones Grounded in Taliban Cease-Fire Deal"


2 May 09

Michelle Mendes, R.I.P.:  Laid to Rest - More - more - video - "Garde d'honneur rend un dernier hommage"


Darryl James Caswell, 1981-2007, R.I.P.:  "Motorcyclists on a mission for mom"


"Dernier contingent de Valcartier quitte pour l'Afghanistan" - Plus - plus


"Canadians playing a role in new security unit at Kandahar Airfield" - "Une nouvelle force de protection voit le jour"


"Fighting season is fast approaching, but for the time being, Kandahar is preoccupied with water, food and crops"


CAN DefMin:  PAK Most Dangerous Place on Earth These Days


"L'OTAN prévoit un été «sanglant» en Afghanistan"


Taliban Propaganda Watch (links to non-terrorist web page):  April 2009 Summary of Taliban Claims of Canadian Casualties - Attacks Claimed in Panjwai, Arghandab and Garmsir



1 May 09

Michelle Mendes, R.I.P.:  Funeral Today, Memorial Service Tomorrow - More


"Le dernier contingent de soldats canadiens s'envole pour l'Afghanistan"


"De ville fantôme qu’elle était il y a à peine trois ans, Panjwai est en train de renaître."


CAN to Make it Easier for AFGs Helping the Troops Get into CAN - "Canada s'apprête à accueillir des Afghans qui ont travaillé pour le pays"


"Père et fils sont affectés en Afghanistan et volent ensemble" - CAN Father-Son Working Hercs


CAN's First RoCK Loved Her Title


CAN Historian on Patrol in K'Har


Deputy Cdr of RC-South Expects "Bloody Summer"


Some Commenters Underwhelmed with Globe's Latest Blog Post from AFG


AFG Cops Need More Human Rights Training - "Kandahar est une bonne école pour les policiers canadiens en mission"


US Navy F-18 Pilot's View of AFG - "Been There, Done That" Advice Blog


IED Factory Dealt With in South


UK Troops Waiting for USA Surge to Help Out in South - More on UK Troops Wanting Even More UK Troops


Taliban Propaganda Watch (links to non-terrorist web pages):  Attack Claimed in Zabul


Red Cross:  Using Clinics as Polling Stations Not a Great Idea


 CAN in Kandahar News July 2007


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