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A Dire Story from Afghanistan

It’s always been hard to determine what will result from the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Recently, it’s become more clear that victory is far from assured. Which is to say, that despite everything everyone did from 2001-2014, the country may simply return to the same calamitous civil war it was involved in when the...
  • Light reading for the Afghan War enthusiast

    January 23, 2012 by Adam Day
    These are not great days for the media in Afghanistan, I’d argue. For dedicated observers of the war — or whatever you prefer to call it, at this point — there hasn’t been much in these past weeks that manages to do more than present...
  • Reclaiming an old vet’s legacy

    January 10, 2012 by Adam Day
    The Globe and Mail today published a very nice story by Adrian Morrow about how the discovery of an WW I-era photo has led to an effort to gain recognition for Major Alfred Frank Mantle, who died at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The...
  • Breaking News! The Kandahar Memorial is Home

    January 6, 2012 by Adam Day
    Despite the Pakistani ‘blockade’ on Canadian cargo being shipped out of Afghanistan, the memorial to Canada’s Afghan war dead has arrived safely in Ottawa. According to sources at Canada Command, the memorial was flown into Trenton and carried to Ottawa, under escort, on two flat...
  • Best war writing of 2011

    January 3, 2012 by Adam Day
    In keeping with the season, it seems like a fine idea to compile some of the best war writing of 2011 for those who may have missed out. As I researched around the web, remembering stories I’d read over the year, I kept being drawn...
  • Death of a Dictator

    December 20, 2011 by Dan Black
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is dead, and now the world is nervously waiting to see what may follow. In a statement Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he hopes the dictator’s passing will “bring positive change, allowing the people of North Korea to...
  • Sources say North Korea is none too pleased with this year’s plans by South Korean Christian groups to use Christmas lights  to illuminate a 100-foot steel tower roughly three kilometres from the North Korean border, south of the Demilitarized Zone or DMZ. North Korea is...
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