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CBC Forum: Is the government right to pull jets out of the fight against ISIS?

  • There is no benefit to removing the CF-18s. No one strategy will resolve this conflict; it takes a multi-faceted strategy. Precise and effective air support is one tool we can provide. Instead, we are choosing to dismiss that tool for the sake of a campaign promise.

    1) Those Kurdish fighters on the ground have stated time and time again just how vital air support is to their survival.

    2) Canada is not carpet bombing like the Russians, but carrying out pinpoint strikes on fighting positions and confirmed sites of strategic importance. Every precaution is being taken to avoid civilian casualties.

    3) When the threat is eliminated, our allies will remember who shouldered the burden and stood on the front lines, risking it all.
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