"Our Mission was the people of Kandahar and keeping the Taliban from interfering with rebuilding. When we did use force, we had to be discriminate Killing innocent civilians would be mission failure. I had the A-Team ad could not make it work with lesser men and women." - Lieutenant-Colonel rob Walker, Commanding Officer, 2RCR Battlegroup
"Our job is to create a functional government that earns the respect of its population. The people of Kandahar are not asking for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They want Canada's peace, order, and good government. We're getting there. But it takes time, Thankfully Afghans are more patient than people back home." - Gavin Buchan, Director, Foreign Affairs, Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, 2006-07
"My soliders got to know every inch of Zharey District and its people. It was our back-yard. We knew it better than the Taliban, especially the foreign fighters. People learned to trust us and started staying in their homes while we rant he enemy out of town." - Major David Quick, India Company
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About the Author
David Charters, PhD, is Professor of Military History and Senior Fellow of the Gregg Centre at the University of New Brunswick. He is an authority on insurgency, counter-insurgency and international terrorism.
Brent Wilson, MA, is the Gregg Centre's Executive Editor and Co-Director of the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project. He brings to this book his knowledge of the Canadian Forces' mental health and family support system, and the Atlantic region's military heritage.