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No Ordinary Men: Special Operations Forces Missions in Afghanistan

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The first in-depth book that sheds light on Canada's elite warriors who operate in the shadows. In 2001, the Canadian government sent elements of its Joint Task Force 2 counterterrorist unit to Afghanistan to assist the Americans with Operation Enduring Freedom…
Fortune Favours the Brave: Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History
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|January 26, 2009

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Many Canadians see the role their country's military plays in Afghanistan as an anomaly. However, this assumption is far from the truth. As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has commented, "Canadians are fierce fighters." Fortune Favours the Brave…
Show No Fear: Daring Actions in Canadian Military History

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Show No Fear is a collection of essays that captures the richness of Canadian military history. Although Canadians see their nation as a peaceable kingdom and themselves as an unmilitary people, the truth is that Canada has a proud military heritage. Moreover,…
Of Courage and Determination: The First Special Service Force, The Devil's Brigade, 1942-44

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An Allied unit comprised of Canadian and American troops, the First Special Service Force or "Devil's Brigade" struck fear into the very heart of the Axis. In the dark, early days of the Second World War, the Allies found themselves with their backs against the…
The Military Leadership Handbook
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|September 29, 2008

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In the simplest of terms, leadership is about influencing people to achieve an objective that is important to the leader, the group, and the organization. It is the human element -- leading, motivating, and inspiring, particularly during times of crisis, chaos,…
Doing Canada Proud: The Second Boer War and the Battle of Paardeberg

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The story of a little-known Canadian victory in the Second Boer War. In the fall of 1899, Britain entered the Second Anglo-Boer War in South Africa confident that its army would make short work of a collection of armed farmers. However, initial confrontations…
Casting Light on the Shadows: Canadian Perspectives on Special Operations Forces

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Special Operations Forces (SOF) have never been an integral element of Canada's military capability. Although units have existed periodically throughout the country's history, they have always been in the shadows. However, the terrorist attack in the United…
Intrepid Warriors: Perspectives on Canadian Military Leaders

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Command and leadership are very personal endeavours. The manner in which an individual commands others and exercises leadership speaks more to the character and personality of the individual in question than it does to the concept of command or leadership in and…
Forced to Change: Crisis and Reform in the Canadian Armed Forces
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|March 28, 2015

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Undeniably, the 1990s were a period of crisis for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Drastic budget reductions and a series of endless scandals all collided to form the perfect storm. The outcome of this was nothing short of the implosion of the Canadian Armed…
Shadow Warriors / Les Guerriers de l'Ombre: The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command / Le…

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An unprecedented introduction to the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command. On February 1, 2016, the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) celebrated its tenth anniversary. This benchmark passed largely unheralded. After all, few Canadians…
Choice of Force: Special Operations for Canada
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|May 1, 2005

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Twenty years from now, security issues may dictate that counter-terrorism is more important than operations to secure stability and rule of law. Security at the border, ethnic demography, and the perspective of the next generation will determine what strategic…
No Easy Task: Fighting in Afghanistan
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|March 10, 2012

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This collection of essays explores how fighting in the rugged, hostile lands of Afghanistan is no easy task. Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. Throughout their history, Afghans have endured the ravages of foreign invaders, from…
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