This paper considers some of the lessons that can be drawn from Canada's experience in Afghanistan. It focuses not just on the military but also on the rest of the government, two prime ministers, the opposition, the media, and the public. While the primary lesson might be "do not do this kind of thing again," there are other lessons to draw that apply to Canada's foreign and defence policies every day.

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Keywords Afghanistan, Canadian armed forces, Kandahar, Whole of government
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Journal International Journal
Saideman, S.M. (2017). What the Afghanistan mission teaches Canada. International Journal (Vol. 72, pp. 131–141). doi:10.1177/0020702017694616