Based on the number of books, periodicals, theses, articles and movies that have seemingly dissected pretty much everything about the modern-day Afghanistan campaign, you might think you've heard it all. As it turns out, the unique perspective of the operational commander is compelling and adds much to our understanding.

Rather than encourage accountability, accumulated flaws of the antiquated Access to Information Act (ATI Act) serve to shield against transparency within the bureaucracy of government.

On a list of challenges worthy of Canada's newfound chutzpah, here’s one – the unfinished mission in Afghanistan. Will Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland match the rhetoric with action on NATO's request for non-military assistance in Afghanistan?