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Situating Canada’s Presence in the Middle-East

DEFENCE DECONSTRUCTED PODCAST

April 30, 2021

In this new episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry speaks to CGAI Fellow MGen (ret’d) Denis Thompson about the extension of Canada’s mission to the Middle-East and the current developments in the region.

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Participant Biography:

  • Major-General (Retired) Denis Thompson served 39 years in the Canadian Army as an Infantry Officer. He deployed on multiple operations commanding at the platoon, company, battalion, brigade, national, and multinational level in Canada and abroad in Cyprus, Germany, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Egypt including command of NATO’s Task Force Kandahar (2008/09), Canada’s Special Operations Forces (2011-2014) and the Multinational Force & Observers in the Sinai (2014-2017). 

Host Biography:

  • Dave Perry (host): Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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