As Canada rejects NATO’s invite, Afghanistan slips further into chaos,

his past June, Canada took a pass on an invitation from NATO to jump back into the Afghan conflict. With hindsight, every indication is that Canadian forces avoided a painful and increasingly dangerous mission to pull Afghanistan out of its nosedive.

”We remain committed to helping Afghanistan build a stable, secure, prosperous and democratic country,” said Natasha Nystrom of Global Affairs Canada.

That commitment, however, did not extend to matching U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to increase U.S. forces in the country.

”Canada is not currently planning to send military personnel to the Resolute Support mission,” said Nystrom, referring to the NATO-led mission that began in 2015. Läs artikel