In a new CIPS policy brief on Canada’s war in Iraq, Roland Paris addresses the following questions:
- Is Canada engaged in ground combat?
- Have we witnessed mission creep?
- Why should Canada (and other Western countries) limit their participation in ground combat in Iraq?
- Don’t Canadian trainers need to accompany Iraqi forces to the front lines in order to perform their ‘advise and assist’ role?
- If there are no front lines in the Iraq war, does it make sense to talk about training Iraqi forces ‘away’ from the front lines?
- Is Canada doing enough to support the training of Iraqi forces?
- Should Canada renew its six-month mission in April?
- Should Canada continue its air combat mission?
- Beyond deploying combat forces, what else could Canada do to address the problem of violent extremism int he world?
Paris also addressed many of these questions in a debate on TVO’s The Agenda on Friday, January 23.