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Vet MPs say future of Afghanistan up to Afghan people, as fragile U.S.-Taliban peace deal in balance

By Neil Moss      

'You're ultimately there to set the conditions to allow the Afghans to sort of handle their own internal security challenges and to build that capacity up across all different sides of the house to have long lasting peace,' Conservative MP Alex Ruff says.

Canadian soldiers, pictured in 2006, participating in Operation Madusa in Afghanistan. National Defence photograph by Sgt. Lou Penney

As a fragile peace deal hangs in the balance between the U.S. and the Taliban, Canadian federal MPs who are veterans of the mission in Afghanistan say the impact of Canada’s contribution may not yet be measurable, but also say progress was made.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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