Canada, the Global War on Terror and the mission in Afghanistan – A chronology drawn from the Globe and Mail


  1. Axani, J.
  2. Chuka, N.
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Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN);Royal Military Coll of Canada, Kingston ONT (CAN)
This report is a chronology of Canada's involvement in the ¨"Global War on Terror" and in Afghanistan, with a focus on the military aspect. Developed through the use of articles published in the Globe and Mail newspaper that had either relevant titles or content from September 2001 to 31 March 2010, it intends to create a timeline of Canadian political and military activities during this period based on the reporting of a major Canadian media source. This work was done in support of the DRDC CORA Applied Research Project entitled "Influence Activities Capability Assessment." This work was conducted simultaneous to the development of two other chronologies: one identical to this study but which employs articles from the National Post newspaper, and the second providing a timeline of Canadian military activities related to the Global War on Terror and the engagement in Afghanistan developed using unclassified source material. The Globe and Mail and the National Post were chosen as the information sources for the two media chronologies because, in general, the two publications tend to possess different editorial stances. The Globe tends to adopt a centrist-left political viewpoint while the Post tends towards a centrist-right stance. This is of course a generalization that does not always hold true but, for the purposes of this project it is sufficiently accurate. The use of these different media sources allows comparison of how a given incident or story was reported. The overa

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DRDC-CORA-CR-2010-163 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 2010
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