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CANinKandaharMarApr2008

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News

March-April 2008

Current News


30 Apr 08

CAN General:  "There is nothing we do that is worth the life of an individual, but do I think it is important for me to be in Afghanistan and do I think my actions and the actions of other Canadians have made a difference here" - .pdf permalink

 

Mission in Zharei District Shows Where AFG Army's At

 

Opinion:  "Canadians enlisted in new American-style Afghan war"

 

AUS DefMin Drops By - AUS'd Need 2500 Troops to Replace NLD in Oruzgan - Prince Billy Drops By AFG - Prince William a rendu visite aux troupes britanniques

 

New UN Uber-Envoy Worries About Weak Central Gov't - Seeks new AFG aid strategy

 

Bush "content" des progrès accomplis en AFG

 

U.N.:  AFG in Baaaaaaaaad Shape When it Comes to Food - More (.pdf permalink) - Prix du blé n'est pas prêt de redescendre en AFG

 

 

29 Apr 08

UN Uber-Envoy Visiting CAN 30 Apr - 1 May; Meeting DefMin, ForMin - Uber-Envoy Gets Strong USA Support

 

USMC, Coalition Push into Helmand Taliban Country - More - more - Les "Marines" se Lancent - Plus - plus

 

New USA Troops in South=More Pressure on CAN, UK to Use USA Tactics? (.pdf permalink)

 

Mortar Attack Disrupts Toby Keith Concert @ K'Har Airfield

 

PAK Taliban Peace Talks Choke Over PAK Troop Deployments - More - more - more

 

Taliban Parade Attack Propaganda Win? - CAN Will Press On with Mission - More - Round Up the Usual Suspects? - Shows Holes in the Net?

 

Commenwealth Air Crew Preparing for AFG While Gunning for Some Prizes - Des équipes du Commonwealth mettent leur compétence à l'épreuve tout en contribuant à l'entraînement des troupes qui se rendront en AFG

 

UK PM:  AFG Mission Short o' Troops - USA Short Of Diplomats For AFG Reconstruction - AUS PM Warns of More Cas to Come

 

Taliban Evolving into Network of Groups? - How AFG Heroin Fuels Taliban's Fight - War on drugs loses out to anti-Taliban fight for hearts, minds in Helmand

 

More on Food Crisis in AFG - More

 

 

28 Apr 08

CAN Ambassador in Area During Attack on AFG Parade - AP Reporter's Account - Envoy Says AFG Pres OK - CAN Condemns Attack on AFG Pres - More - UN SecGen Pissed, Too - CAN condamne l'attentat terroriste commis lors d'une cérémonie AFG - Enquête sur l'attaque très audacieuse des talibans à Kaboul - Communauté internationale condamne l'attentat de Kaboul

 

PAK Media:  Possibility of Free Sat Links for CAN Troops? (.pdf permalink)- Freedom Calls Foundation page

 

Poochie Boosts Morale Among CF Troops

 

AUS SF Trooper Killed, Four Injured in Oruzgan - More - AUS News release - List of Recent AUS Incidents - News Conference Video - Collecting Candy in Honour of Oldest Brit Fallen - ITA to Keep Troops in AFG - More - New Water Bottling Plant at Helmand Base

 

Opinion:  Brain, Not Brawn Required?

 

 

27 Apr 08

CF Troops "Walkin' the Beat" in K'Har City - What CIMIC is Doing These Days

 

Next ROTO Taking Business Courses to Help AFG Women Run Their Own

 

FC cherchent les blessures cachées chez les soldats

 

Don Cherry Backs Wounded Warriors

 

Attack on AFG President's Parade - More - more - more - more - Attaque contre un défilé militaire - Plus - Taliban Claims Responsibility

 

AFG President Says the Fight Should Be Taken to PAK - NY Times Article (.pdf permalink)

 

US Marines Patrolling in Helmand - From IRQ to AFG - Female EOD Officer Protects UK Troops in Helmand - Taliban Claim US Chopper Shoot Down - Taliban Lightens Up on Threats Against Cell Phone Towers (For the Summer)

 

Opinion:  Why the Taliban Feel Confident

More About Food Price Worries in AFG

AFG Riders Saddle Up for Buzkashi Season

 

 

26 Apr 08

CF Looking at Screening for Minor Head Trauma

 

CF:  Suicide Rates Dropping

 

Local Press Covers Troops Headed Over

 

Karzai Criticizes US-British Conduct of War - More - Wants Arrest of Taliban to be Suspended?

 

Taliban "Spring Offensive" Slow Coming Because of Recruiting/Retention Issues

 

Opinion:  Bernier’s gaffe a damaging blow - Deals with tribal leaders mean trouble for Canadians

 

Bad Boy Nabbed in Panjwayi - Coalition Medics Offer Clinic in K'Har City

 

Brits to Hand Some Work Over to Afghans in Helmand - More - Meanwhile, Kajaki Dam Still Needs Work - UKR Doubles Military Commitment! - FRA Pres Says PAK Will Fall if FRA Leaves AFG - CZE Senate Sends Troops

 

Food Security Update:  "Below-average wet season, high prices increase food insecurity" (.pdf)

 

 

25 Apr 08

Trainers of AFG Cops Hope New Cops Will Gain Public Trust - Une nouvelle promotion de policiers afghans - Nouveaux policiers AFG supervisés par la GRC

 

More Minor Brain Injuries Among Troops that First Thought? - More

 

USA Confirms (Possible) Sale of Six Chinooks to CAN (.pdf) - HTML version - Permalink (.pdf) - More

 

USAF Pressed to Get More UAVs to AFG

 

USA General:  Taliban Afraid to Attack Coalition Military (So Could Attack Softer Tgts) - Losta Bad Guys Still Sneaking in from PAK

 

PAK Taliban Boss Calls Ceasefire - More - more - PAK Says Good for AFG - AFG Leery of Idea - CAN Envoy to AFG Worries, Too - USA A Bit Pissed, TooEditorial:  It Won't Last - Taliban Bitten by Snake in Grass?

 

PAK Pissed at (Alleged) Shelling from AFG - More - more

ISAF Medics Save AFG Kid's Life in Gereshk

Keeping the Warlords on NATO's Side (.pdf permalink)

 

Opinion:  "Soldiers Canada's best ambassadors" - How Does CAN Get Out Now? - L'Afghanistan devient le point de mire - Mirage of a Good War?

Toronto Woman Supports the Taliban - Facebook Profile

Poppy Cultivation Expected to Fall This Year

How Good Governance Won Out (For Now) in Wardak

 

 

24 Apr 08

K'Har Guv Praises CAN Buddies

 

CAN Paid AFG Families for Friendly Fire Deaths (.pdf permalink) - More

 

Author:  CAN Should Call it the War That it Is (.pdf permalink)

 

Anti-Malaria Bug Nets to Uruzgan - Still Workin' on the Kajaki Dam

 

Petraeus Next CENTCOM Boss - USA SecDef Re-Looking at US Command Structure in AFG

 

AUS Troops Name Patrol Bases After Fallen - DEU Troops Union Wants More Troops Quicker to Help Those Already in AFG

 

Opinion:  "Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan providing peace and stability" - Senator Says Education Best Weapon to Arm AFGs With

 

PAK, AFG agree to strengthen bilateral ties - USA Worried About New Pact - USA Envoy Says Tribal Leaders on Both Sides Willing to Play Nice

 

UN Uber-Envoy:  All Kids in AFG Need Education - Report:  Kids Still at Risk - Report (.pdf)

Senlis Compares AFG to SOM - Report (.pdf) - Summary - Recommendations

AFG to Allow IND Wheat In, Shipped Thru PAK - Taking to the Streets Over Food Prices

 

 

23 Apr 08

Dans K'har, Soldats Canadiens Déconcertés par un Ennemi Invisible - Les Forces sondent les Québécois

 

CAN Minister Tries Patching Things Up with K'Har Guv - Ministre Oda termine sa visite en AFG - Even Says Nice Things About Him - Joins Him at Literacy Event, Too - More - Part of CAN "Cabinet Blitz" - Bernier aux Affaires étrangères: un mauvais calcul politique, selon Dion - Commentaires de Bernier Auraient Annulé le Départ du Gouverneur - Editorial:  "Canada has every right to speak out about corruption and incompetence in Afghanistan. There's a good way to do it and a bad way, though. Maxime Bernier chose the bad way."

 

AFG Cops Nail Taliban in K'har After Losing Six to Bad Boys

 

DEU Refuses to Send Mo' Troops - DEU Troops "Union":  Good Call, Considering War There Unwinnable - NOR Troops Fighting Without Enough Night Vision Goggles, Other Eqpt - More - KOR to Send Cop Trainers

DNK Evacuates AFG Embassy Over Cartoon Threats - Danemark évacue ses ambassades en Algérie et en Afghanistan

PAK Cops Shake Down AFG Refugees

 

 

22 Apr 08

CBC.ca Video:  CF Doing More Patrols in K'Har City on Foot

 

Ammo, Wpns Seized in Zheri District of K"Har

 

ISAF, AFG & PAK Meet in K'Har to Discuss Better Comms, Liaison

 

AFG Politico:  K'Har Guv WAS On His Way Out, Until CAN ForMin Spoke Up - Guv Accuses CF of Feeding Minister Bad Info - Gouverneur Khalid réplique

 

CAN Doctor: "Humanitarian aid and relief in Afghanistan are being held hostage to unclear and unfocused political objectives"

 

AFG Cops Killed in Border Post Raid - Bad Guys Nailed, Too - More

USA Press for 7-8K Mo' Troops Coming Up Short

Brit Killed in IED Blast in Helmand - More - Soldat Britannique Tué dans le Sud

 

USA Officer:  No Way Outta AFG? - American Interest article (.pdf) - Counterpoint (.pdf) - Zbig:  "I'd Do It Again"

USA SecDef Calls on USAF to do More in AFG

 

Opinion:  "Forget Iraq, Afghanistan's turning into a disaster too" - "the United States has to strategically accustom itself to the reality that there are no easy exist from Afghanistan" - Security, Governance Biggest Problems

 

AFG Buying Loadsa Food to Offset Climbing Food Prices - More

PAK Starts to Force AFG Refugees Out

PAK Rice Smugglers Nabbed Before Heading Into AFG - Still Lotsa Drug Smuggling Routes in AFG

 

 

21 Apr 08

CAN Spending on AFG to Top $1-billion in 2008

 

K'Har Gov Pissed at CAN ForMin Talking About Ousting (.pdf permalink) - Column:  Get Rid of Him If He's Bad - Gov Says Foreign Troops Undermining Anti-Opium Efforts (.pdf permalink)

 

Soo Reserve Officer Heading Back After Leave

 

Latest on Missing Care Packages

 

Four Taliban Nailed on K'har Province

 

More on CAN Troops Helping Train AFG Cops

CAN Int'l Aid Minister in Kabul (.pdf permalink) - CIDA Statement - Ministre Oda prononce un discours en Afghanistan dans le cadre d'une conférence de donateurs internationaux

USA General:  AFGs Should Be Able to Secure Most of AFG by 2011

 

AFG Golf Course Struggling - Rugs as History

 

Lotsa Work for UK Harrier Pilots=Not Much Time for Carrier Landings - 2 Para Easing into Theatre Routine - Meanwhile, UK Scots Told to Focus on Hearts, Minds - FRA Sending 700 to East End o' Summer - FRA Renforts Partiront Cet Été - Taliban Say NLD Troops Killed Over Movie - USA Still Scrounging Up Mo' Troops - EU Foreign Policy Boss Visits AFG - Reinforces Long-term Commitment - Diplomate en chef de l'UE en AFG

 

IRN Denies Helping AFG Bad Guys

 

Opinion: "Lack of contracting oversight hurts Afghan mission" - "Talking to the Taliban"

More Kids Returning to School (But Proportion of Girls Stay the Same)

AFG Public Health Ministry Denies DU Contamination in Tora Bora - More - more

 

 

20 Apr 08

CAN Troops Training AFG SWAT Cops

 

How the Families Are Getting Help - Blatchford on How Hillier Helped

 

HMCS Iroquois Heads Out to Help in OEF - More - HMCS Iroquois Page

 

AFG Looking into DU Use in 2001 Invasion

 

Brit Fallen Now Get Police Escort Back in UK - Survey Says 1/2 NLD Respondents Oppose AFG Fight - ESP DefMin (Seven Months Pregnant) Visits AFG - More

 

USA Cdrs in AFG Pressing for More Attacks on PAK - Meanwhile, UK ForMin Meets with PAK's NW Frontier Province BossMore

 

Taliban Who Nabbed PAK Envoy Wants Their Bosses Released from PAK, AFG Jails

 

Think Tank Speech: "When it comes to tackling the pervasive insecurity in Afghanistan, the Karzai government and the international community need to hold their nerve and focus on institution building rather than quick fixes" - .pdf permalink

 

Taliban Trying to Block AFG Executions

 

 

19 Apr 08

Two ISAF Troops Killed in South

 

Civvy Nurses Headed to K'Har

 

Manitoba Municipality Supports the Troops, Calls on Others to Do Same

 

CAN Def Min Blames Previous Liberal Gov't for AFG Spending Juggle - MacKay blâme les libéraux pour les problèmes budgétaires de la Défense

 

CF Land Boss:  "The Army is now stretched almost to the breaking point and something is going to have to give if we are to be sustainable over the short and mid-term"

 

Spike in CF Suicides? - More - more - Suicide dans FC aurait atteint un sommet inégalé en 2007 - Plus

New Book:  Supporting the Troops=Supporting the War

 

Opinion:  No Quick Fix

 

PAK Envoy to AFG Being Held by Taliban - More

 

AQ Replacing Taliban? - Taliban Changing Tactics?Taliban Bad Boy Nailed in PAK - More

AFG Cops in Helmand Doing (A Bit) Better

 

USA SF Tells "60 Minutes" About 2006 Taliban Ambush

Dostum, the "Embattled Warlord"

 

 

 

18 Apr 08

CAN Soldier Injured in Blast near Spin Boldak - CanWest - more - CBC.ca - Canadian Press - CTV.ca

 

Where'd All the Care Packages Go? - More

 

CAN Liberals Want ForMin to Resign Over K'Har Guv Comments - More - Réputation canadienne en jeu, selon Bob Rae - World Socialists' Take - Meanwhile, PRT Commander Defends K'Har's Guv

 

Canadian Press:  CF Navy, Air Force Budgets Victims of AFG Mission - NDP Pissed

 

Time.com's Take on CAN's Debate on AFG

 

Results of Latest USMC Surge Could Lead to Mo' Marines Later?

Son of NLD CDS Killed in Oruzgan - More - Radio NLD (.pdf permalink 1 - .pdf permalink 2) - Two USA Marines Killed in K'Har - More

At Least 15 Killed in Nimroz Bazaar Homicide Bomb Attack - Maybe More, Near Mosque - Taliban Bad Boy Nabbed in Zabul - More

 

Not Many A-Q Among Taliban, But They're All Workin' Hard (.pdf permalink)

 

New UN Uber-Envoy:  Training Cops Job 1 - Next AUS Reconstruction Team Heads to AFG - More - Photos - DEU Promises More Trainers - EU Rep Says FRA Sending Troops to Eastern AFG Improves Odds of Catching Bin Laden

 

Think Tank Report:  More Help Needed in AFG - ..pdf version - Alternate .pdf site

 

US Watchdog Report:  USA Lacks Plan to Destroy Terrs and Close PAK Tribal Areas - Summary - Full Report (1.3 MB .pdf) - Alternate Report Download (.pdf)

 

PAK Urged to Rethink Repat of AFG Refugees

 

UN Official:  "Afghanistan would have great potential to ensure food security for its estimated 26.6 million people if donors invested in agricultural infrastructure and/or if the country's over 190,000 hectares of poppy were converted to wheat production"

 

 

17 Apr 08

Associated Press: One CAN Soldier Injured in Blast near Spin Boldak - CanWest - CBC.ca

 

Families of CF Fallen Visit AFG - More - more

 

Troops in K'Har Sad to See Hillier Go as CDS - More

 

Brit Media:  CAN Facing Long Wait for Help in AFG - Column:  CAN Twisting UKR Arms for Reinforcements?

 

London-area MP Joining Special CAN Commons Committee on AFG

 

No AFG Mission in New CF Ads (.pdf) - More (.pdf permalink) - Reports:  Retention Tougher with AFG Mission

 

NATO Knew Mo' Troops Needed in 2006

OXFAM Pushing for More CAN Lead in Aid

NATO Explains Air Drop "Mistake"

NATO Backs New UN Co-ordination Position

Brits Take Reserve Employers to AFG - Brit Gov't Land Agent Busy in Helmand

 

16 Apr 08

CF Ramping Up Training for Chinook Pilots (Maybe Sending Some Griffons, Too)

 

CAN For Min Gaffe Ignites Diplomatic Fire - More - CAN PM Takes For Min To Task Over K'Har Guv Remarks - AFG Tribal Leaders Like CAN Not Meddling - More - Bernier Rabroué - Opinion:  For Min Doing AFG No Favours (.pdf)

 

Two NATO Troops Killed in Explosion in South

 

Pluses, Minuses of CAN Teaming Up with USA on Ops (.pdf permalink) - Red Tape Slowing Deployment of US Marines to South

 

Eleven AFG Cops Nailed in Attack - More - more - ISAF Pissed

 

AFG Army Moving from AK-47s to M-16s

Breaking Ground on Panjwayi Road Project - Bad Boys Target Medical Help in Sangin - "Weapon Facilitators" Nabbed in Helmand

Opinion:  CAN's Fight in AFG Against Poverty, Ignorance

 

RAF Regiment Members Killed in Blast Identified - RAF Reservist Oldest Brit to Die in AFG - NLD Provides Aid to Uruzgan Farmers - TUR:  NATO Using Too Much Force in AFG

AFG Political Opposition Talking to Taliban - More

 

Attacks on NGO's Up in 2008 - Report (.pdf)

AFG Politico Says ISAF Supporting Taliban, USA Diplomat Says "WTF?"

UNHCR Suspends Return of Refugees from PAK - More - UN Providing Aid to Offset Rising Food Prices

 

 

15 Apr 08

Ooopsie (1):  CAN For Min Under Fire for Comments on K'Har Governor - More (.pdf permalink)

 

Two AFG Cops Killed in Spin Boldak Bombing

 

What the Mounties are Up To in AFG

 

CF MP Complaints Body May Press Ahead with Public Hearings into Prisoner Handling - More - more - Opinion:  Inquiry "Derailed"

 

NATO:  No Spring Offensive Coming - USA Diplomat Says Taliban Now Squeezed Between PAK, AFG

 

IED Kills RAF Regiment Troops near Kandahar - more

 

Oopsie (2):  Coalition Drops AFG Cop Weapons to Zabul Taliban

 

Red Cross to All Sides:  Be Careful About the Civvies

 

14 Apr 08

CAN For Min Drops By PRT - Hey, hey, ho, ho, Kandahar's Governor's Gotta Go - Let's Set Some Benchmarks, Here (.pdf) - More - more - Still Figuring Out How To Tell AFG Army, Cop Training is Complete

 

 

CF Info Ops O Working on First AM Radio Station in Zabul

 

CAN Blocking Mil Police Probe into Detainees?  Canadian Press - Toronto Star - CTV.ca

 

Opinion:  Fmr CF Advisor says "The front lines of Kandahar are where Canadian blood is being shed, but we must also do more to support the fragile Afghan government" - Time for CAN Point Man to Communicate Successes in AFG

 

Brit Media Pissed at Lack o' Escorts for Fallen Returning Home

 

FRA Thanks CAN for Troops - DEU Mil Boss Seeks Mo' Troops for North

 

4 Apr 08

Terry John Street, R.I.P.:  Clippings search results (.pdf) - CF Statement - FC Communiqué

 


(No updates between 24 Mar - 12 Apr 08)

 

23 Mar 08

CAN Liberal Def Critic:  More FRA Troops in East=More USA Troops in South - Fmr CAN MP:  Toughest Decision Ever was Sending Troops to K'Har

 

RCDs Receive Valour Awards

 

Donairs for the Troops

 

Two Coalition Troops Killed by Bomb in South - More - Deux soldats tués dans explosion dans le sud

 

AFG Cops, Backed by USA, Nails Taliban in Zabul - Nailin' 'Em in Uruzgan, Too - More - more - Former Talib Supporting Gov't Killed in Helmand - Plus de 40 talibans tués dans une opération dans le sud de l'AFG

 

Taliban Leader Thought to Be Dead Promises More Attacks

 

 

22 Mar 08

More on Lengthening (Maybe) ROTO Lengths -Extending tours won't be easy sell

 

CAN hésite à appuyer la construction d'écoles islamiques en AFG

 

Service national des enquêtes tarde toujours à déposer rapport sur l'accident qui a fait un mort et un blessé grave au sein de la population civile afghane dans Kandahar en octobre dernier - GoogEng:  Still Waiting for CFNIS Report on Civilian Shooting in K'Har Last October

 

Returning Troops Feel They Made Some Difference

 

Lord Stanley's Cup Returning from K'Har

 

Opinion:  Mission canadienne en Afghanistan est-elle justifiée? - World Socialists:  CAN's "Liberals support war and social" reaction

 

Brit SF Operator Wins MC for Firefight During Snatch Patrol

Homicide Bomber Kills AFG Cop Near Shrine in Arghandab - More

NATO Working on "Vision Statement" in Hopes of Making Things Better Internally

 

Brits Planning 600 More Troops in Helmand - Brits Pushing for More UAV's Faster, Too - 2 Para Learning Pashtun Before Deploying - Bad Boys Nailed in Oruzgan - FRA Sending 1K More Troops (to Eastern AFG) - Will They Be Able to Help in South, Though? - Sarkozy va envoyer un millier de soldats supplémentaires - Plus - plus - USMC Herc Tours Countryside Moving Troops, Supplies - Feedin' the Troops in K'Har

 

Struggling for Opium Solutions in Oruzgan - Helmand heroin "taxes" still major source of Taliban income - Still, Brit SF Has Drug Lords in Sights - New Helmand Boss to Negotiate with "Second and Third Tier" Taliban

Gold, Flour & Fuel Prices Up in Kabul (.pdf permalink)

 

 

21 Mar 08

Jérémie Ouellet, R.I.P.:  Artilleur porté en terre - Un dernier adieu

 

UN Extends, Beefs Up UNAMA Mandate, Role for Uber-Envoy (.pdf permalink) - More - more - Conseil de sécurité proroge le mandat de la Mission pour un an

 

CDS:  Longer ROTO's On the Table (But Not Anytime Soon) - More - more - CBC Says Not in the Works - Militaires CAN pourraient faire face à de plus longs déploiements

 

CAN Officials Torn Over Helping Build Moderate Madrassas?

 

NHL Smokin' in K'Har Ball Hockey (Literally) - More - Équipe D'anciens De La LNH Joue En AFG

 

Helping Families of the Fallen, One Loonie @ a Time

 

USA VP Pushing for Mo' Troops for AFG - AFG For Min Wants More TUR Troops

 

Opinion:  Soldier Believes in Mission

 

 

20 Mar 08

Michael Hayakaze, R.I.P.:  Colleagues Not Told of Death Right Away

 

Opinion:  All Fallen Deserve Respect

 

Longer ROTOs on the Way for CF Troops? - Minister:  Longer ROTOs Up to CDS

 

Returning Troops Say Tanks Make a Difference - Meanwhile, CAN Seeking Companies to Upgrade the Ones We're Getting (.pdf permalink)

 

More on CAN Nixing Blackhawks (.pdf permalink)

 

CAN Def Min Drops By for a Few Days - More - more (.pdf permalink) - Says He Sees Progress - Peter MacKay complète une visite secrète

Hockey's Team Canada in K'Har - Stanley Cup, Too - More - more - Nilan, Probert et Napier en AFG

 

USA VP Drops By, Tells AFG Pres NATO'll Be Pressed for Mo' Troops - AFG

 

More on Injured Troops Wanting to Stay in the Fight (.pdf permalink)

 

ISAF Tps, AFG Cops Exchange Fire in Helmand, One AFG Cop Killed - Helmand Governor Wants to Talk to Taliban - RUS ouvre son territoire à l'acheminement de fret - GoogEng:  RUS Open for Business on Logistics Deal? - TUR Considering Mo' Troops for AFG - More

 

Quand les écoliers de Helmand font l’école buissonnière pour travailler dans les champs de pavot

 

UK Parliamentary Committee Report: "Achieving a common understanding of ISAF's mission in Afghanistan should be a key priority for NATO at the Bucharest Summit. This is essential if there is to be greater strategic coherence to the Alliance's operations." - Full report (html) - full report (.pdf) - More

 

 

19 Mar 08

CAN Turns Down Blackhawks for K'Har?

 

AFG Politicians Claim Civvies Killed in Helmand Airstrike - More - ISAF Calls "Bullshit!" (.pdf permalink) - More - 50 morts dans le sud suite à un raid - GoogleFrancais:  Talibans réclamations de victimes civiles mépris - Plus

 

What the Civvy Logistics Truck Drivers Face

 

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:  AFG Mission Needs "Sharpening"

 

Students play hooky to work in Helmand’s poppy fields

 

Opinion:  Lettre "Parlez-leur des travailleurs humanitaires qui sont attaqués par des Talibans parce que, depuis que les soldats se mêlent d'actions humanitaires pour améliorer leur image, les vrais travaileurs sont assimilés à des soldats." - GoogleEnglish:  "Talk to them humanitarian workers who are attacked by the Taliban because, since the soldiers mingle humanitarian actions to improve their image, the real workers, are treated as soldiers."

 

AUS PM:  NATO Needs Long Term Plan for AFG - More - AUS n'enverra pas d'autres troupes en AFG jusqu'à des réformes de l'OTAN - Retour de soldats russes n'est pas envisagé, affirme l'OTAN - RUS to Announce Soon Whether NATO Logistics Deal Is a Go

 

 

18 Mar 08

Jason Boyes, R.I.P.:  On His Way Home - More (.pdf permalink) - CF Confirms ID - Latest Fallen Described as Family Man, Warrior - More (.pdf permalink) - On Third Tour - More - more - more - AFG dangers something slain soldier didn't share at homePhoto - GG Statement - PM Statement - Def Min Statement - Un Canadien perd la vie - FC identifient le dernier militaire mort - Message de Son Excellence la très honorable Michaëlle Jean - Déclaration du Premier ministre du Canada - Déclaration du ministre de la Défense nationale

 

US, CAN Troops Cranking Up AFG Cop Training in K'Har

 

Searching for Available NATO Mil Helicopters

 

Happy to Have the Marines Helping Out! - More (.pdf permalink)

 

Retour à la maison pour 55 soldats

 

"Almost universal agreement" among CF troops that mission extension right decision

 

Opinion:  "Afghan escape hatch opens in 2009" - Warlords Rule

"NCO Experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq," US Army Sergeants Major Academy, October 2007 (3 MB .pdf, ~200 pgs) - Alternate download site

 

NPR Video on How Changes in Coalition, Taliban Tactics Affect Civvies

 

More on Ontario Forester/Reservist Suggesting Trees as an Option for AFG

 

Civvies Pissed @ Taliban Over Attacks on Mobile Phone Towers - Still, The Systems Now Shut Down @ Night

 

AUS:  No Mo' Troops Until Plan for AFG in Place - More on Fatal Homicide Bombing in Helmand - DNK Troops Killed - CZE Trooper, Too - MORE Poochie Stories from UK MoD - Protests Against (Alleged) RUS Troop Deployment  - Meanwhile, TUR Says They're NOT Sending Troops

 

Roadside Bomb in PAK Hits Fuel Truck Bound for AFG Forces

UN Official:  Lack of Security=Problems with Getting Aid Out

 

 

17 Mar 08

Michael Yuki Hayakaze, R.I.P.:  A life lived 'to the fullest' as a soldier

 

Les derniers militaires rentrent enfin - Plus

 

New School Firebombed in K'Har

 

Injured CF Soldier Completes 5 km Fun Run (.pdf permalink)

 

New USMC Commander on the Ground:  "Canadians have learned a lot of hard lessons here and have paid for it in blood .... They have done some awesome things and have been very gracious in teaching us what they have learned."

 

CAN:  Hey, We Need More Troops Here - CAN Def Min Says USA Will "Backstop" Some Troops if Needed - Here's Where He Was Talkin'Still No Consensus Yet, Though - OTAN a besoin de plus de troupes en AFG - FC Communiqué: Ministre de la Défense nationale discute de l’Afghanistan au Forum de Bruxelles 2008 - CAN et ses alliés de l'OTAN accentuent la pression sur la FRA - Plus

 

Il entrevoit la fin du règne des talibans

 

Opinion:  Let's Not Dump Too Hastily on the French, Shall We? - "The war of words between Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives and the opposition parties has come to an end, but the real winner in this dispute may be obfuscation." - Afghanistan : l'Irak des Canadiens

 

Helmand Homicide Bomber Kills Four Troops - Trois soldats de l'OTAN, 3 civils ont été tués dans Helmand - Plus - Brit Marine Band Broken Up as Bandsmen Head to AFG as Medics, Stretcher Bearers

 

 

16 Mar 08

Jérémie Ouellet, R.I.P.: Mystery over death continues (.pdf permalink) - Dépouille arrive à Trenton - Photo

 

AFG General:  Kandahar No Longer Worst Province, Thanks to CAN (.pdf permalink)

 

CAN Expecting NATO Offer of 1K Troops at April Summit

 

Lotsa Development Projects in K'Har Province

 

À l'hôpital de la base de l'OTAN à K'har

More Dead = More Emotional Issues to Deal With?

2,5 milliards pour prolonger la mission

 

Protesters Out Against CAN in AFG - More - more - Manifestants dénoncent la prolongation de la mission - Plus

 

Opinion:  "Canada's Parliament sent the right signal to the world this week by voting 198-77 to extend our military mission in Afghanistan until December 2011." - "Nation’s worth not defined by body counts" - World Socialists say "US/NATO occupation intensifies Afghans' misery" - Supposed to be Six Month Mission (.pdf)

 

Brit Medics Treating Boy with Knife in Head Receive Awards - UK MoD Shows Off Tech Helping Heroes in AFG - Getting Closer to NATO-RUS Logistical Support Deal

New Uber-Envoy's Priority:  Gettin' Things Co-ordinated

PAK Taliban:  Get Ridda Musharraf, Let's Talk Truce

 

 

13 Mar 08

Jérémie Ouellet, R.I.P. :  Coming Home Today - Retour de la dépouille du soldat Ouellet

 

CAN House of Commons vote extends AFG mission - More - more - more - Injured medic praises decision to stayNot all favour extension - Cost of Mission Raising Some Concerns

 

 

12 Mar 08

Jérémie Ouellet, R.I.P. : CF Statement - FC Communiqué - Message from Governor General - Message de gouverneure généralePM StatementDeclaration de PM - Statement by the Minister of National Defence - Déclaration du ministre de la Défense nationale - Radio-Canada - On His Way Home - More - Condolences

 

 

 

9 Mar 08

All Eyes on Big Vote in CAN Parliament Thursday (13 Mar 08) - How One Family of the Fallen is Coping

 

Padre:  Ramp Ceremonies Don't Get Easier

 

Returning CAN Cops Impressed with Knowledge of AFG Legal Aid Types

 

Royal Navy Sea King Pilots Prepare in NOR for AFG

Les garçons perdus de Kandahâr

Milliers d'Afghans veulent le retrait des soldats DNK, NLD - Protesters Burn DNK, NLD Flags over Cartoons

More on UN Appointing Uber-Envoy

 

 

8 Mar 08

Globe & Mail:  "In Afghanistan, Canadian fighters have been sustaining serious injury on a scale not seen since Korea. When they return, what prospects are there for soldiers who can't soldier any more?" - .pdf permalink

 

CAN leads huge humanitarian delivery to Afghans - Clearing canals: In AFG simple projects change many lives

 

Lotsa Women Took Part in Int'l Women's Day March in K'Har - UN:  Time for More Investment on AFG Women, Girls - "Upholding a promise to Afghanistan's women" - A woman's eye on AFG

 

Anti-Taliban vote in PAK could be a gain for CAN troops

 

USA ForMin:  NATO Obliged to Find Extra Troops for CAN - NATO's New Comprehensive Strategy For AFG Coming

 

CAN Liberal leader heckled by anti-war protesters

 

ANA Learning Psy-Ops

 

Brit Troops, Civvies in Helmand Make Honours List - More - USA DoD Insp-Gen (.pdf):  "Unless training requirements are continually updated to reflect changes in the composition of ISAF and the evolution of operations in Afghanistan, DoD may not be able to provide up-to-date training support to coalition forces to prepare them for duty in ISAF" - Alternate report download site (.pdf)

 

AFG welcomes NOR's Eide as new UN uber-envoy

Worries (Continue) About Returning Refugees

 

 

7 Mar 08

Michael Yuki Hayakaze, R.I.P. He's Home - More - more - more - more - "It Never Gets Easier"

 

Taking a While for Panjwaii to Recover, Even with CF Efforts

 

Caporal Alain Lacasse est de retour à la maison - Soldats de Valcartier : heureux et soulagés de rentrer - CF Hiring Lotsa Counsellors to Deal with PTSD

CAN For Min Optimistic as NATO Allies Agree (in Principle) to New AFG Plan

 

CAN "taking new action to reduce discrimination against women and children in Afghanistan and encourage their participation in Afghan society" - CAN "prendra des mesures pour réduire la discrimination contre les femmes et les enfants en Afghanistan et pour encourager leur participation à la société afghane"

 

RUS Offering Plan to Ship Non-military Goods to Help NATO in AFG - FRA "warms" to CAN Call for Help

AQ in AFG Looking for Foreign Volunteers

 

Opinion:  AFG women "recovering stolen time" - Harper et la mission AFG - Usual Suspects Citizen Forum "Advocates Peace"

 

Subdury Police Support the Troops

 

UK Royal Engineer Uses Heavy Equipment to Help Platoon, Wins Conspicuous Gallantry Cross - "My stomach was torn open... so I tucked my shirt in and kept shooting" - More - Brits Get to Reach Out and Touch Taliban a Bit Further Away

 

CAN Fed Court reserves decision on detainee transfers - Human Rights Gps Tell CAN Fed Court Detainee Transfers Must be Blocked - Deux groupes de défense des droits interpellent les tribunaux canadiens

 

NOR diplomat pegged as AFG Uber-envoy - More - more - Norvégien désigné émissaire en AFG - Plus

 

 

6 Mar 08

Michael Yuki Hayakaze, R.I.P.:  Blizzard causes delay; Fallen returns today - More - Dépouille du cavalier Hayakaze arrivera à Trenton aujourd'hui - Plus

 

AFG MPs Beg CAN to Stay the Course - Minister Oda to Make an Announcement in Support of Afghan Women and Girls - Ministre Oda annoncera un soutien additionnel aux femmes et aux filles Afghanes

 

Private Sector Eager to Lease Choppers to CAN for K'Har - NATO May Ask RUS for Logistical Help

 

More Mobile Phone Towers Being Nailed by Taliban in South - More

 

CAN soldiers fined, released from Cypriot jail - More - Soldats CAN plaident coupable - Plus

 

Bad Boys Nailed in Helmand - More - Found a Few Car Bombs, Too - Fair Bit o' Heroin Snagged

 

CENTCOM Cdr: No Spring Offensive Expected

 

USA Sec of State Optimistic About Mo' Troops for AFG - "The Canadian contribution is highly valued and so we need very much to be able to meet the circumstances that would allow Canada to continue" - Brits Confident, Too - More

 

Morale Down Among USA Troops in AFG?

Detainee Litigation:  "Not our job to show jails free of torture, Ottawa will argue"

Municipality of Petawawa Calls on All of Ontario to Support the Troops - Legion Care Packages Make it Over

 

Opinion:  "Injured soldiers are not disposable" - "Canada's Muddled Afghan Mission" - World Socialists:  "Liberals and Conservatives join forces to extend intervention in Afghan war" - "Rural Afghanistan is very self contained and used to taking care of themselves .... Anyone wanting to reach these people, must also think local"

 

UN Pushes AFG Gov't to Crack Down on Opium

WFP food distributions begin for Afghans hit by high food prices

 

 

5 Mar 08

Michael Yuki Hayakaze, R.I.P. Dernier voyage d’un cavalier - Weather Delay in Repatriation - Vol de rapatriement retardé

 

CAN DefMin:  USA May Supply Six Helicopters - More - Renfort aérien en AFG pour bientôt, selon Peter MacKay

 

New Bridge Opened in K'Har

 

Officer Headed Out for Third Deployment - CF Reservist/Forester:  Can Forestry Make a Difference in K'Har? - More(.pdf)

 

More on CF Members Charged in Cyprus During Decompression - More - more - Brit Victim Says He Bears No Grudge - L'homme qui aurait été battu par des soldats CAN a pardonné

 

Opinion:  Female AFG MP onCAN's AFG Mission -Canada's Afghanistan mission - The Second Fog of War - Mission seems impossible

 

 

Brits to Help Train Anti-Taliban Militia.....in PAK - More on Coldstream Guards Taking on Taliban - FRA Pushing for "Focused NATO Front" Against Taliban - USA May Get to Use UZB Bases

 

Prince Harry Says Rations Suck - (But the Mail Sucks Even More) - Jamie Oliver Good to Go to Help - More - UK MoD:  Honest, They're Getting Better!

 

UN Says AFG Heroin Production At All-Time High - More - Héroïne: production record en Afghanistan en 2007, selon l'OICS - "Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2007" - News Release (.pdf) - Press kit (.pdf)

 

IRN About to Send Back 1M AFG Refugees?

 

 

4 Mar 08

Michael Hayakaze, R.I.P On his Way Home - More - more - Was Replacing Injured Driver - Condolences Pouring In More - more (.pdf permalink) - 79e soldat CAN meurt près de Kandahar

 

Thinking About IEDs While Prepping for Coming ROTO

 

Heureux et soulagés de rentrer

 

CAN Troops Accused of Beating Up Brit Expat in Cyprus (.pdf permalink) - La «décompression» de deux soldats canadiens revenus d'AFG s'est mal terminée ce week-end - Plus - plus

 

Youth Group Director in South:  "The Canadians are winning here, but you have lost the propaganda war to the Taliban"

 

CAN Vote on AFG Motion March 13 - More

 

VP of CIDA's Afghanistan Task Force to Canadian Press: "Reconstructing Afghanistan is not going exactly as everyone had hoped" (.pdf permalink) - Reconstruction de l'Afghanistan: Tout ne baignerait pas dans l'huile

 

Letter to Editor:  Medical Intern in Herat Seeks Help from CAN

USA Morning Show Host Steps on Dick Says Prince Harry Sent to AFG Because He's More Expendable that William (YouTube video) - More

USA Chair of Joint Chiefs to Speak to PAK - Heatin' Up on the Pashtun Border Area of PAK - More

 

 

3 Mar 08

CF Soldier Killed in IED Strike:  ISAF Statement - Initial CF Release - Name of Trooper Released - Globe & Mail (.pdf permalink) - Canadian Press - CTV.ca - CanWest - More - CBC.ca - Army.ca condolence thread - Toronto Star: Sacrifice was on mind of slain soldier - Message from Governor General - Statement by PM - Statement by the Minister of National Defence

 

Engin explosif de fabrication artisanale tué soldat canadien:  FC Communiqué - Divulgation de l’identité du militaire canadien tombé - Xinhua - Un cavalier tué à Kandahar - Plus - Presse Canadienne - La Presse - Le Soleil - Message de gouverneure générale - Déclaration de Premier ministre - Déclaration du ministre de la Défense nationale

 

Detainees Seeing Better Prisons (But Not Better Justice)

 

Suspended AFG MP:  CAN Should Change Policy

 

ISAF Mil Boss Disses Caveats - Getting Extra Help Focus of Meeting in ROM Next Month

 

More on AFG Replacing Helmand Governor - AFG Int Boss:  Only 5 % of Country Under Taliban Control

 

UK's Coldstream Guards Take Fight to Taliban - Brit Cop Finds Kabul Easier with Experience Policing in Dundee

 

AQ Issues Online Eulogy of Strategy Man in AFG Nailed in PAK in January - AQ diffuse un vidéo montrant la dépouille d'un de ses principaux commandant en AFG

 

PAK Planning Push in Tribal Areas

 

 

2 Mar 08

CF Soldier Killed in IED Strike:  CTV.ca - CanWestArmy.ca condolence thread

 

Engin explosif de fabrication artisanale tué soldat canadien:  GoogleFrancais

 

CO Brings the Troops Home

 

Dubya to NATO: 'Contribute More' to Help CAN in South - More - Bush demandera plus de troupes à ses alliés de l'Otan

 

Pre-ROTO Ex in Texas Wrapped Up

 

Getting Girls Learning Science Again

 

Taliban Blow Up Second Mobile Phone Tower in South - Destruction d'une tour de téléphonie mobile

 

Opinion:  Making the mission work

 

UK Statement on Pulling Prince Harry Outta AFG - Prince Harry frustrated at early return: Charles - Les difficultés de l’armée POL en AFG - Brits Honouring the Fallen with Tattoos on the Bums

 

NOR Envoy to NATO Angling for Uber-Envoy Post?

AFG Approves New Counter-Drug Minister

USA Plan Widens Role in Training PAK Forces

 

 

1 Mar 08

Outgoing CAN Commander Sees Progress in K'Har

 

CAN Back to Transferring Detainees to AFG Custody - More - What's Changed - More - more - more (.pdf permalink) - more (.pdf permalink) - more - more - more - Canada reprend le transfert des détenus aux autorités AFG - Plus - Too early for prisoner transfers, critics say - More - more (.pdf permalink)

 

Taliban Invisible (Except for IEDs)

 

A family awaiting deployment - "A poignant arrival in war-torn Kandahar"

 

Where Is Everybody Trying to Improve AFG? (.pdf permalink)

 

NATO Sec-Gen Disagrees with USA Director of Nat'l Int Assessment, Too

 

New Governor for Helmand - More - Tough Place to Fight - Prince Harry Not Pleased to be Heading Home - Here's Why - Obama Disses DEU, FRA in AFG - DEU Not Fazed - McCain Says No NAFTA, No CAN Tps in AFG?

 

Former Soviet Generals Tell DEU They Should GTFO AFG (.pdf permalink)

Opinion:  "What a strange little war it is" - CAN in AFG: The New Conquistadores

 

Taliban Still Doing (Too) Well With Drugs - "International Narcotics Control Strategy Report - Southwest Asia: Afghanistan" (US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs) - Malgré l'Otan, de plus en plus d'Afghans cultivent le pavot - Think Tank Report:  Status Quo is Best Option for Dealing with Drugs - Report (.pdf) - Alternate report download site (.pdf)

Foil Hats:  More on RUS Accusing USA of Facilitating AFG Drug Trade?

 


 

 

 

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