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For Afghanistan to develop it needs security, and Canada must help

By Sakhi Naimpoor      

Recent attacks show that insurgents are capable of striking at the heart of Afghanistan's fragile democracy, despite the NATO-led coalition's 17-year attempt to rebuild security institutions.

The last Canadians involved in the NATO training mission in Afghanistan board an American Chinook helicopter on March 12, 2014 as they leave Kabul, Afghanistan. Sakhi Naimpoor says it's time Canada commit to another advisory mission. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Patrick Blanchard
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Insurgent attacks beginning on Jan. 21 devastated Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul. Three sophisticated attacks on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, a site near the former interior affairs ministry in central Kabul, and the National Military Academy left more than 100 dead and many others severely injured. These attacks call into question the ability of Afghanistan's central government and security apparatuses to protect the public in major urban centres. Important questions need to be asked about the effectiveness of the

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