Canada’s six warplanes, with an airborne Polaris tanker and two Aurora surveillance planes, arrived at a base in Kuwait just over a year ago, on Oct. 30, 2014. Since then, their contribution to the coalition has been modest but certainly not insignificant.
As of Wednesday — Remembrance Day — Canadian planes had flown 1,731 sorties, according to the Department of National Defence. Of those, 1,109 were combat missions by CF-18 fighters, although they take a cautious approach to releasing their bombs and return without dropping them about two-thirds of the time.
1,109 combat missions of which 2/3, not bombing was the decision. I don’t know if there is anything more Canadian than that, eh?
The Conservatives began the bombing with Harper as PM and as Interim Opposition Leader, it’s not surprising that Ambrose calls on Trudeau to rethink halt to ISIS airstrikes
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