Future of Canada’s Middle East strategy ‘under consideration’ as it puts leadership of NATO training mission in rearview mirror
The $1.39-billion renewal of the Middle East strategy that was announced in the 2019 budget lapses at the end of the current fiscal year.
Maj.-Gen. Jennie Carignan, left, pictured on Nov. 26, 2019, taking over the command of the NATO Mission in Iraq from Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin at the Union III Military Base, in Baghdad, Iraq. Maj.-Gen. Carignan transferred command of the mission to Danish Lt.-Gen. Per Pugholm Olsen in November. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Cpl. Ryan Moulton