Canada and the war in Afghanistan: NATO’s odd man out steps forward

  title={Canada and the war in Afghanistan: NATO’s odd man out steps forward},
  author={J. T. Jockel and Joel J. Sokolsky},
  journal={Journal of Transatlantic Studies},
  • J. T. Jockel, Joel J. Sokolsky
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Transatlantic Studies
  • At the Cold War’s close, Canada was NATO’s ‘odd man out’, contributing relatively little to western defence. Today, Canada is the third-largest contributor of combat forces to NATO’s efforts in Afghanistan. Canada got into Afghanistan partly as an alternative to getting into Iraq. But fighting the Taliban also serves the Canadian national interest in combating terrorism and has dovetailed well with recent efforts to ‘transform’ the Canadian military and use it more effectively in overseas… CONTINUE READING
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