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In the days after 9/11, Canada joined in the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Right away, it became painfully obvious that we didn’t understand the country, its people, or its history.
That would have profound consequences.
Within months, Canadian special forces were participating in secret operations at the behest of some of the most sinister men in the country.
Our actions in the early days of the war would go on to endanger the lives of Afghans and Canadian soldiers alike in the years to come.
Featured in this episode: Murwarid Ziayee, Mohsin Amin, Arthur Kent, David Pugliese (Ottawa Citizen)
To learn more:
No Good Men Among the Living by Anand Gopal
Return To Afghanistan by Arthur Kent
“Eyes Wide Shut: The Government’s Guilty Secrets in Afghanistan” by Jon Stephenson in Metro Magazine
Additional music from Audio Network
This episode is brought to you by Rotman’s Risk Management Program, Oxio, Ground News, 22 Murders
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