Saturday, September 5, 2009

Canadian Embassy to Recreate Afghan Mission for US Public and Policy Makers

From Friday's Globe. Amazing that the DC authorities are willing to allow this simulated mayhem in the capital! Nice piece of PR work by the Canadian military - hope it works. MP+

Paul Koring
Washington — From Friday's Globe and Mail
Last updated on Friday, Sep. 04, 2009 10:52AM EDT

The Taliban will attack an Afghan village set up in the heart of Washington courtesy of the Canadian Forces, who will send in a medic in a dramatic effort to save a civilian crippled by the explosion.

At least four times over two days this month, simulated IED blasts will bring the Afghan war – and Canada's combat role in Kandahar – home to Americans if an elaborate scheme based on modern training realism attracts widespread attention, as is hoped.

“If this works the way I want it to, more Americans will know what Canada is doing in Afghanistan,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Martin, a military attaché at the Canadian embassy.

Read the whole article here.

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