In all the back and forth regarding Canada’s post-2011 mission in Afghanistan, there are those who say CF troops could stay to train Afghan forces without it being considered a “combat” mission.
One point that’s shared via this post from the US Army/USMC COIN Centre Blog explains exactly why a TRAINING mission must be a COMBAT mission:
“Afghans trust and value those whose caveats permits them to go into combat with them”
Unless, of course, we want a training mission where the Afghan student troops and cops don’t have to respect the trainers.
Great use of resource, that – NOT.