December 7th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Canada's role in Afghanistan

Canada is expected to begin withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan in 2011 and it appears that the recent announcement by President Obama to increase the number of U.S. troops there will not change the plan.

The Canadian mission was supposed to end this February, but the Canadian parliament last year extended the mission for another two years.

Lawrence Cannon, the Canadian foreign minister, said that date still stands. FULL POST