Canada makes big offer to NATO military mission
BRUSSELS - Canada has offered to lead NATO’s new military training mission in Iraq.
Speaking at an event on the sidelines of NATO summit in Brussels today (Wednesday), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country plays a prominent role in NATO missions and is investing heavily in new military equipment.
He announced that Canada would lead the Iraq training and military academy building mission and is ready to provide 250 troops and an unspecified number of helicopters.
The mission is part of NATO’s attempt to help Iraq rebuild and ensure that Daesh may not gain a new foothold in the country.