Canada devoted 12 years and lost 158 soldiers in its mission to Afghanistan

A soldier pays his respects to fallen comrades at the war memorial after the last Remembrance Day...

A soldier pays his respects to fallen comrades at the war memorial after the last Remembrance Day ceremony at Kandahar Air Field, November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Ryan Remiorz)

Sophie Desrosiers Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:12 AM ET

It's a question that has been asked many times and yet remains unanswered; was Canada's time in Afghanistan worth it?

It's difficult to narrow down the true cost of war. What values are used? Dollars spent? Lives lost? Improvements made?

While numbers are available, determining which are more important and matter in such calculations is up for debate.

 


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