…apparently we’re quite happy to help others let the blood. One is pretty sure the RCAF’s tanker and two ISR planes will stay in theatre along with some increased ground forces training mission–but how many? See what the Australians and New Zealanders are already doing, both with more trainers than Canada. One finds it difficult to separate our government’s moral/philosophical (practical? HAH!) policy distinctions from the crassly political.
All of which is not to say that that the current US-led “strategy” against the Caliphate is a sensible or effective one–see e.g. here. But the position of our government is not one of questioning that approach in any militarily specific fashion; instead it’s just that Canada’s participation will be, er, lite. Feeling better? Jejune anyone? Including our new prime minister?