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Afghanistan: old wine in old bottles

By Gar Pardy      

Operation Medusa was nothing worth bragging about.

Soldiers from Bravo Company return to their Light Armored Vehicles after clearing several buildings in the Panjwai district of Kandahar Province in support of Operation Medusa in 2006. Photograph by Sgt. Lou Penney, courtesy of the Department of National Defence

OTTAWA—Today there is little about the war in Afghanistan in Canada’s media. The departure of the last Canadian soldiers in 2014, following well over a decade of fighting, triggered a collective shudder and the silent conclusion that that nightmare was over. There has been little interest in the continuing war nor any official measurement of the effect and value of the 13 or so years of Canadian involvement. The largest Canadian military operation since Korea has been left for

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