Canada has always taken on the role of filling its military responsibilities with its allies. As such, the country has been active in several different types of military interventions.
International military intervention against ISIL
This intervention was named Operation Impact. From November 2014 to February 2016 Canadian forces were involved in air strikes. As part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election platform promise Canadian bombing ceased after he came into office. Canada did not participate in any more air attacks against Syria and Iraq. This intervention was based on the territorial gains by Iraq as well as the atrocity of execution and human rights abuse along with some other issues.
Libyan Civil War
For Canada, this was called Operation Mobile. Canada contributed with navy and air troops. The mandate was to protect the civilians and their regions. This was done by enforcing a no-fly zone to prevent Gaddafi forces from attacking the civilians. This took place within 2011 and was declared a success by Prime Minister Harper.
This demanded a long-term involvement with Canada but it did not officially declare war against Iraq. But Canada was involved in support of the allies. Canadian forces were involved in a variety of different duties. This war spanned a period from 2003 to 2011.
In 2001 there was a US coalition formed by the US to carry out an attack on Afghanistan in which Canada was part of. The main crux of this war was the response to the 9/11 terrorist attack. The war was waged against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The major operation for Canada was called Operation Medusa.
These wars were the prominent ones in the twenty-first century. The military history of Canada dates back over many centuries. Wars that ranged in size and based on a variety of different conflicts.
Some of the more notable ones were:
- Gulf War
- Vietnam War
- Korean War
- Second World War
- First World War