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    Canada to stage mock Afghan attack in Washington

    ... The mock village, complete with a small souk and peopled by nearly a dozen Afghan actors, will be created in the courtyard of the Canadian embassy, halfway between the Capitol and the White House. A handful of Canadian soldiers and, Col. Martin hopes, U.S. Marines will arrive to “see the village leader” just as the IED blows up, “critically injuring” at least one Afghan, who will get immediate first aid from a Canadian medic.

    “It should provide the full flavour of hyper-realistic training,” said Col. Martin, adding: “Absolutely, you are going to hear it out on Pennsylvania Avenue.”

    The dramatic recreation of combat, using sophisticated simulations developed by American companies and used to train U.S. and Canadian troops before they are sent to Afghanistan, is intended to garner attention for the often overlooked Canadian combat effort.

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    This is pretty interesting. Have foreign forces ever staged training exercises in the US before? I do agree that the significant and important Canadian combat effort in Afghanistan doesn't get alot of attention in the US.

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    Re: Canada to stage mock Afghan attack in Washington

    Sounds like a dog and pony show, to me.
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    Re: Canada to stage mock Afghan attack in Washington

    No one does any real training at a embassy. I am all for giving credit where it is due. Just dont try and pass it off like it is training and not a PR push.
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