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Queen's University

Policy Speaker Series

From the Front Line:
Canadian Forces in Afghanistan

January 27, 2010

Jonathan Vance Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance recently returned from Afghanistan where he served as Commander of Canadian and NATO Forces in Kandahar Province from February to November 2009. This activity will provide you with a unique opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the counter-insurgency struggle taking place in this conflict-stricken region.

Through his experiences, you will also learn how Canadian Forces are working to assist the Afghans in sustaining a more secure environment in order to facilitate development, reconstruction and law and order.

BGen Vance will speak on combat operations, the challenges of command during a demanding and complex mission, as well as the advances being made by Canadian soldiers and civilian in spite of the difficult conditions in the heart of Kandahar Province. You will not want to miss this informative discussion about the Afghanistan mission.

School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020