Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada's War in Afghanistan (2020)

Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada's War in Afghanistan Stephen M. Saideman Adapting in the Dust Lessons Learned from Canada s War in Afghanistan Canada s six year military mission in Afghanistan s Kandahar province was one of the most intense and challenging moments in Canadian foreign affairs since the Korean War A complex war fought in an in
  • Title: Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada's War in Afghanistan
  • Author: Stephen M. Saideman
  • ISBN: 9781442614734
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada's War in Afghanistan Stephen M. Saideman Canada s six year military mission in Afghanistan s Kandahar province was one of the most intense and challenging moments in Canadian foreign affairs since the Korean War A complex war fought in an inhospitable environment, the Afghanistan mission tested the mettle not just of Canada s soldiers but also of its politicians, public servants, and policy makers In Adapting iCanada s six year military mission in Afghanistan s Kandahar province was one of the most intense and challenging moments in Canadian foreign affairs since the Korean War A complex war fought in an inhospitable environment, the Afghanistan mission tested the mettle not just of Canada s soldiers but also of its politicians, public servants, and policy makers In Adapting in the Dust, Stephen M Saideman considers how well the Canadian government, media, and public managed the challenge.Building on interviews with military officers, civilian officials, and politicians, Saideman shows how key actors in Canada s political system, including the prime minister, the political parties, and parliament, responded to the demands of a costly and controversial mission Some adapted well others adapted poorly or worse yet in ways that protected careers but harmed the mission itself.Adapting in the Dust is a vital evaluation of how well Canada s institutions, parties, and policy makers responded to the need to oversee and sustain a military intervention overseas, and an important guide to what will have to change in order to do better next time.
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  1. Andrew

    Adapting in the Dust Lessons Learned from Canada s War in Afghanistan, by Stephen M Saideman, is an analysis of Canada s NATO contribution to the Afghanistan mission, from 2004 2011, when troops were pulled out The mission was the first time Article 30 of the NATO alliance was triggered an attack on one is an attack on all , and the first time Canadian troops had committed to a kinetic war since the Korean War in 1950 Since that time, Canada was largely a blue helmet nation, contributing to peac [...]

  2. T. Fowler

    I found this a useful book for understanding what happened with the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, as it begins to clarify the connections between the military, civilian and political roles played in the so called Whole of Government effort made by Canada in Afghanistan There are no stirring stories of clashes with the Taliban or dramatic revelations of specific failures or successes of aid programs However, it begins to shine a cold, hard light on the effort It is a slim book and not a subjec [...]

  3. Travis Jackson

    We don t usually tend to think much about Canada on the world seen past hockey, curling, and maybe some maple syrup and and talking funny Adapting in the dust shows a good account of what they did in military action They are than Mounties, they have a capable force that they can use to help other nations when the time arises.

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