Canadian forces in Afghanistan need to be evacuated from the country before more families lose the ones they love in war.
Many Canadian peacekeepers have died in Afghanistan trying to maintain peace without the use of arms against insurgences since the year 2001. The number of dead Canadian soldiers counted in 2011 was 158 (Mrs. Heighington, June 05, 2012).
Most Canadian soldiers/ peace keepers are dying from improvised explosive device (IED) which is a definite warning that has been ignored by the Canadian government for a very long time thus increasing the death rate by this bombing method by the insurgences. The soldiers who returned back to Canada have been dealing with traumatic stress Disorder 3">post traumatic Stress Disorder. “About five per cent of soldiers returning from Afghanistan show signs of depression or post-traumatic stress, compared with one out of every five soldiers who came back from the former Yugoslavia” said by Canadian soldier turned psychiatrist Dr. Greg Passey (The Canadian Press, July 2, 2010, http:// www.thewesternstar.com/Arts-Life/Well-being/2009-11-11/article-1468773/Canadian-Forces-battling-post-traumatic-stress-among-Afghanistan-vets/).
Canadian soldiers/ peacekeepers shouldn’t be going trough post traumatic stress for years after they return from the war and as a precaution need to be evaluated by the psychiatrist before they return to their families in Canada. The insurgences unfortunately aren’t the only ones to be blamed for the death of Canadian Soldiers but also friendly firing by the US. in Afghanistan. “Two U.S. aircraft mistakenly fired on a Canadian platoon taking part in NATO’s massive anti-Taliban operation in southern Afghanistan, killing one soldier and injuring dozens of others”( CBC news, September4,2006,www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2006/09/04/afghanfriendly.html).
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Canadian army base need to tell other UN sent armies in Afghanistan about how Canadian soldiers are dressed and also day to day basis Canadian troop activities in the region. Canadian peace keepers were created in order to protect innocent people. The Canadian Government should worry about the fact that their peace keeping mission in Afghanistan has resulted in highly decreasing number of soldiers in different battalions and post traumatic stress problems suffered by soldiers who have returned.