Operation Medusa has become the most celebrated battle in recent Canadian history. It was hailed as a stroke of military genius that may have vanquished the Taliban once and for all.
But the soldiers and commanders on the ground have a different story to tell. A rushed battle. Flawed intelligence. And generals putting political considerations ahead of Canadian lives.
And even though Canada had defeated the Taliban on the battlefield, that didn’t mean they were winning the war.
Featured in this episode: Sean Teal, Bruce Moncur, Omer Lavoie, Adnan R. Khan, Eugene Lang
To learn more:
“Operation Medusa: The Battle For Panjwai” by Adam Day in Legion Magazine
“Afghanistan veteran recounts brutal battle” by Stephen J. Thorne in Legion Magazine
“It’s time for a hard look at Operation Medusa” by Adnan R. Khan in Maclean’s
The Unexpected War: Canada In Kandahar by Janice Gross Stein and Eugene Lang
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