Hindsight Up Front: Canada's Takeaways from Afghanistan
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Join us on February 17 at 3:00pm EST for this virtual webcast hosted by the Canada Institute and Asia Program as part of the Wilson Center's Hindsight Up Front initiative.
In February 2002, the first Canadian infantry battle group arrived in Kandahar, marking the start of Canada's twelve-year military presence in Afghanistan. Twenty years on from that first deployment, Janice Stein and Eugene Lang, co-authors of The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar, join Canada Institute Director Christopher Sands to reflect on lessons learned from Canada's mission in Afghanistan and the implications for future U.S.-Canadian military collaboration. Their 2007 book became a national best-seller which won the Writer’s Trust Cohen Award for political writing and was short-listed for the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy.
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