There are political and domestic economic reasons for Canada to get its hands dirty in an ongoing UN mission.
None of five overseas missions theyâ€™re currently committed to or deployed on has a clear-cut or attainable goal.
The Canadian Armed Forces recently loosened limits on beards, citing the need to improve morale and attract more recruits.
The idea that Canadaâ€™s military sacrifice in U.S.-led missions brings Canada benefits in other parts of the relationship rings hollow, NAFTA talks show.
Not just because costly ceremonies raise taxpayersâ€™ eyebrowsâ€”they can also celebrate misplaced victory, as in the case of Canadaâ€™s Libya mission.
The life of the founder of Afghanistanâ€™s militant Haqqani network says a lot about the messy distinction between those perceived to be fighting for good and bad.
Training more Iraqis to kill in the name of a corrupt regime is insane.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadiâ€™s forces have been pummelled in Iraq and Syria. And the groupâ€™s claimed responsibility for attacks in Canada hasn't been proven.