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March-April 2010

Canadian military quietly preps for longer Afghan mission

John DuncanWebsite

Canada’s troops are supposed to leave Afghanistan in 2011. As the conflict drags on and the death toll rises, the Canadian government and military plan for the next decade of war—this time with Canadian jets dropping the bombs On Monday, November 3, 2008, while on patrol in Afghanistan, near the village of Wech Baghtu in […] More »
January-February 2010

For artists embedded in Afghanistan, propaganda concerns linger

Nick Taylor-VaiseyWebsite

Young-adult novelist Sharon McKay has visited some rough parts of the world in search of material for her stories. When she was writing War Brothers, a book that follows five child soldiers through war-torn Uganda, she travelled to that country to interview kids on the ground. For an upcoming book about girls in Afghanistan, titled […] More »