What wars have Canada participated in since 2002?

May include ones that Canada had been in previously, and ones that have ended

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  • 6 years ago
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    Canada has not been at War since World War Two... the closest you can get is in the 60s when Trudeau imposed the War Measures Act to combat the FLQ terrorist threat and the later "War on Terrorism" that say Canadians deployed in such places as Afghanistan.

    Reporter: "Sir what is it with all these men with guns around here?"

    Trudeau: " There's a lot of bleeding hearts around who don't like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is 'go ahead and bleed' but it's more important to keep law and order in this society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don't like the looks of..."

    Reporter: "At what cost? How far would you go? To what extent?"

    Trudeau: "Well, just watch me."


    What Canada does for the most part is act as peacekeepers attached to the UN or NATO and being deployed in places like Cyprus or Kosovo.



    The two biggest "wars Canada is participating in" currently:

    Operation IMPACT is the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) support to the Middle East Stabilization Force (MESF) – the multinational coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Republic of Iraq.

    As of 1500 (Eastern Standard Time) 19 November 2014, Air Task Force-Iraq conducted 103 sorties:

    CF-188 Hornet fighters conducted 66 sorties;

    CC-150T Polaris aerial refueller conducted 18 sorties, delivering some 799,700 pounds of fuel to coalition aircraft; and

    CP-140 Aurora aircraft conducted 19 reconnaissance missions.

    On 19 November 2014, a series of coalition missions were conducted where ISIL was known to operate, north-west of Kirkuk, in support of Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) ground operations in the area. Two CAF CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft successfully conducted pre-planned strikes against ISIL fighting positions. The CAF CC-150T Polaris assisted with refuelling. Taking out ISIL fighting positions contributes to increasing the ISF’s freedom of movement in the region.

    On 17 November 2014, four CF-188 fighter jets, as part of a larger coalition operation, conducted airstrikes against ISIL positions in the vicinity of Mosul, in Northern Iraq. During this first Canadian participation in a pre-planned strike, the Canadian fighter jets conducted airstrikes on an ISIL warehouse facility used to shelter improvised explosives device (IED) manufacturing activities. Also supporting the coalition efforts, a CC-150 Polaris conducted air-to-air refuelling and delivered an estimated 28,000 pounds of fuel.


    Operation ARTEMIS is the Canadian Armed Forces’ participation in counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea.



    Operation HAMLET is the Canadian Armed Forces’ participation in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, which is commonly known by its French name, Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti, or the acronym MINUSTAH.



    Operation CROCODILE is Canada’s military contribution to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, better known as the Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo, or the acronym MONUSCO.


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