Currently, Canada is involved in 14 operations worldwide. Although most of them are with the U.N., we have served for more than 10 years in Kandahar, Afghanistan where fighting occurred on a daily basis. We participated in almost all of the U.N. peacekeeping missions since the 1970s, making us one the largest contributors to the peacekeeping effort. Canada was also involved in the first Gulf War.

I have heard so many times things like “Canada has an army?” or “Canadian soldiers are this and that.” This article might prove you wrong. I am writing this as I think that the world should know that we fought bravely and as hard as we could in the last decade alongside our NATO allies in Afghanistan.

This is one of the most important operations Canada took part and even led in our time in Kandahar. From 2006 to 2011, we stood our ground and inflicted a great deals of casualties to the Taliban. I was also told by civilians in a bazaar beside my COP in 2009 that the Taliban openly said that the Canadians were very good warriors and they respected us.

This article reflects on the knowledge I have from Operation Medusa, which is very little and from website such as Wikipedia and this website. I did copy some integral parts of their texts and I am sorry about it, but I wanted to expose the facts that happened during Operation Medusa.