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

Author: Stephen M Saideman
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: UTP insights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 in the Dust, Stephen M. Saideman considers
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen M Saideman
ISBN: 9781442646957 1442646950 9781442614734 1442614730
OCLC Number: 921863801
Description: xvi, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Alone in Kandahar? Canada in comparative perspective --
Considering the Kandahar conundrum --
The power of minority government : manipulating the confused and those who cannot cooperate --
The problematic Parliament : detainees, information asymmetries, and a misplaced focus --
Whole of government or holes in government? --
The Canadian Forces : winners? --
Where are the Canadians? The public and the media --
Learning lessons and drawing conclusions.
Series Title: UTP insights.
Responsibility: Stephen M. Saideman.

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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.  Read more...

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"Adapting In The Dust is a pointed addition to the first wave of literature that examines whether we should have been in Afghanistan at all." -- Tom Korski Blacklock's Reporter, Saturday, February Read more...

 
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