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Doc Zone Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear

For Canada the stakes are unprecedented. More than a billion dollars in aid has been promised to Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime. And with close to 100 Canadian soldiers killed, the military mission in the war-torn country has exacted a considerable human toll. As the mammoth task of rebuilding Afghanistan continues, it's time to address a contentious ...
  • 2008
  • 01:28:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2011 Canada and the Afghanistan Legacy

In July, Canada's combat mission in Afghanistan will come to an end. About 2,000 soldiers stationed in Kandahar will be withdrawn. About 1,000 others will stay on in the country to train Afghan forces. In this News in Review story, we'll look at our nine-year combat mission and what it managed to accomplish.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:59
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  • Added on: 05/15/2011

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News in Review - November 2010 Afghanistan: A Frontline Report

Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end in July 2011. Some Canadians want that mission to continue, but how successful has it been? In this News in Review story we’ll go on a six-day patrol with the soldiers of Delta Company and show you what kind of challenges and dangers they must confront.
  • 2010
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2010

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News in Review - May 2010 Parliament and The Detainee Issue

In March, opposition members of Parliament tabled an explosive motion in the House of Commons. They asked the Speaker of the House to rule that the Conservative government was violating parliamentary privilege for withholding documents on the treatment of Afghan detainees. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Afghan detainee issue and how it could trigger a constitutional crisis ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2010

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News in Review - February 2010 Richard Colvin and the Afghan Detainees

In November, a Canadian diplomat triggered a political firestorm on Parliament Hill. Richard Colvin told a committee that Canadian troops had been handing over prisoners to Afghan authorities, even though the government knew they might be tortured. The government denied it but refused to hand over documents, and then suspended Parliament. In this News in Review story we’ll look at ...
  • 2010
  • 00:16:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2010

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News in Review - March 2009 Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story

Canadian troops say that fighting insurgents in Kandahar is like “fighting ghosts.” This News in Review story examines the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of one of Canada’s frontline soldiers.
  • 2009
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2008 The Manley Report on Afghanistan

In late January 2008, a government-appointed commission headed by former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley released a report on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. The report recommended that Canadian troops should keep fighting in that country, but only if certain conditions are met. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Manley Report and the political storm it ignited.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2007 Afghanistan: The Dead and the Wounded

Canada's military mission in Afghanistan has become a bloody one. More than 40 soldiers have been killed, and more than 200 others have been wounded. In this News in Review story we'll look at how our dead soldiers are returned to Canada. We'll also look at a wounded Canadian soldier's long journey to recovery.
  • 2007
  • 00:16:03
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  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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News in Review - November 2006 Canada's Bloody War in Afghanistan

Canadian troops in Afghanistan have been fighting some bloody battles with Taliban insurgents and paying an increasingly heavy price. In September 2006, 10 soldiers were killed and many others were injured. It was the Canadian military's biggest monthly death toll in decades. In this News in Review story we'll look at why the fighting is so fierce. We'll also examine ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:22
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  • Added on: 11/15/2006

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News in Review - May 2006 Afghan Fighting: Canadians Under Attack

In March 2006, Canadian soldiers began a dangerous new mission in Afghanistan. Operating from two bases in the city of Kandahar, they began taking part in combat operations against Taliban insurgents. It didn't take long before the Taliban struck back, killing and wounding some of our soldiers. In this News in Review story we'll take a look at our Canadian ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:07
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  • Added on: 05/15/2006

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News in Review - March 2006 Afghanistan: Canadians Prepare for War

Canadian soldiers are about to begin a new and dangerous mission in Afghanistan. Instead of just trying to keep the peace in that troubled country, they will take part in combat operations against Taliban insurgents. In this News and Review story we'll look at what our soldiers are trying to accomplish in Afghanistan. We'll show you how they are preparing ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2006

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News in Review - March 2004 Dying for Peace: Our Soldiers in Kabul

In February 2004, another contingent of Canadian soldiers began arriving in Afghanistan, and a Canadian general took command of the NATO-led peace and security mission. The fresh troops began settling into their base near Kabul, only weeks after a suicide bomber attacked a Canadian patrol, killing Corporal Jamie Murphy and wounding three other soldiers. We look at the aftermath of ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:07
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  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - November 2003 Canada Returns to Afghanistan

It’s one of the most dangerous places on earth, but this summer 1,900 Canadian soldiers arrived in Afghanistan to help make it safer. They are there as part of a NATO mission that hopes to restore Afghanistan to peace and democracy after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2002 left the nation in a state of near anarchy. Canada’s ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2002 Canadian Military: Too Many Cuts?

Funds for the Canadian military have dwindled over the past few years. All three services have suffered as the Canadian Government cut budgets to get the country’s finances in order. But now there are serious questions as to whether the cuts have affected Canada’s ability to meet its peacekeeping and security obligations. We look at where the military is now ...
  • 2002
  • 00:14:20
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  • Added on: 11/15/2002

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News in Review - March 2002 Canada's Forces Go to Afghanistan

This behind-the-scenes look at Canada's land force contingent to Afghanistan creates an awareness of what is involved in preparing 750 soldiers and massive amounts of equipment and supplies for a mission that is one of the most dangerous in decades for Canadian personnel. It also provides an overview of the training that is required for the women and men of ...
  • 2002
  • 00:14:15
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  • Added on: 03/15/2002

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News in Review - November 2001 Terrorist Attack: The Retaliation

The first part of our ongoing News in Review special report. We record and review the events, the underlying issues and the analyses of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States, as they relate in particular to the retaliation stage, in what has been referred to as a war unlike any the world has ever seen. Because, to a ...
  • 2001
  • 00:20:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2001

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