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Former DefMin: Ferocity surprised 2 x governments?
« on: March 30, 2014, 11:15:26 »
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With Canada's mission in Afghanistan finally in the past, former defence minister Peter MacKay has acknowledged the government could have done more for its soldiers.

In a sober interview on CBC Radio's The House, MacKay said a mission as complex as Afghanistan "always causes pause for reflection."

MacKay said he wished, in some ways, that Canada had "provided more equipment, helicopters, mine-clearing equipment in the early days."

"I don't think the ferocity of the mission perhaps dawned on even military leaders, let alone political leaders of two different governments," he said.

"In retrospect, we could have perhaps prepared our soldiers better through both equipment and training." ....
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