Musings —02.05.2016 11:02 AM—
Quote, from the (simply amazing) Bob Fife:
“Sources say Canadian Special Forces are expected to continue training Kurdish militia, and the number of trainers will more than double to about 150. CF-18s will be pulled out, but two CP-140 Aurora reconnaissance aircraft and a CC-150 aerial refuelling plane are expected to stay in place.
Canada is also expected to participate in a proposed NATO-led training mission that will set up shop in military camps in Jordan, Turkey and possibly Lebanon.
One proposal was for Canada to provide an army battalion.
“How they structure that battalion will determine the size. It could be anywhere between 500 to 1,000, but it is a pretty wide window,” a military source said.”
Some of us have been saying for a couple years, now, that pulling out of the multi-nation coalition fighting ISIS was wrong, wrong, wrong. Glad to see that the Trudeau government now agrees with that, and is enhancing our role there.