Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has clarified recent remarks in which he claimed to be the "architect" of a major 2006 land battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)
CBC: Sajjan expresses 'regret' for claiming to be architect of key battle against Taliban
Defence Minister issues statement clarifying where credit was due for Operation Medusa
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has expressed regret for taking credit for leading a major land battle to root out the Taliban in Afghanistan more than a decade ago.
In an April 18 speech to a conference called "Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping in a Changing World" in New Delhi, Sajjan spoke about his role in the pivotal 2006 Operation Medusa.
Sajjan told the conference he was "no stranger to conflict," and said he was decorated by both Canada and the U.S. militaries for his service fighting terrorism and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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WNU Editor: Taking military credit for something that you did not do is a big no-no for anyone who has served in the armed forces .... and apparently this is not the first time that he has made such a claim. He is lucky that he still has his job. Here is the article that broke the story .... Harjit Sajjan the soldier wouldn’t have claimed credit for being ‘architect’ of operation, top NATO officer says (National Post)
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, right, looks on as Canadian Brig.-Gen. Dean Milner talks with U.S. Maj.-Gen. James Terry in this 2010 photo. Sajjan was serving his third tour in Afghanistan at the time. (Murray Brewster/CBC)
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