Monday, May 31, 2010

The Disgrace And Fall Of A General

Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard, fired as head of the Forces in Afghanistan because of alleged sexual misconduct, is married to Major Julie Fortin, who commands a logistics company at CFB Valcartier. They have two children. Photograph by: BLAIR GABLE, REUTERS, Canwest News Service

General In Sex Scandal Fired -- National Post

Menard headed Canadian troops in Afghanistan

Brigadier-General Daniel Menard--who was fired late on Saturday as head of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan because of alleged sexual misconduct -- is the first Canadian general officer to be dismissed on the battlefield since the Second World War.

Brig.-Gen. Menard had been named to lead a critical NATO campaign against the Taliban in Kandahar -- a task that will now fall to his stopgap replacement, Brigadier-General Jon Vance. Brig.-Gen. Vance was in charge of the 2,800 Canadian troops in Afghanistan until six months ago, and will take over again until another general arrives at the end of September.

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More News On The Firing Of Canadian Brigadier-General Daniel Menard

Commander of Canadian Forces in Afghanistan sacked -- The Telegraph
Canadian commander in Afghanistan relieved of duty -- CTV News
Senior Canadian commander relieved of post in Afghanistan -- AFP
Canadian CO relieved of Kandahar duty -- CBC
Grounding a rising military star -- Toronto Star
Head of Canada's forces in Afghanistan fired for misconduct -- The Independent
Canada's Afghan commander removed, misconduct alleged -- Reuters
Was to have led biggest campaign by NATO -- National Post
Daniel Ménard scandal leaves military reeling -- Globe And Mail
Profile: Menard's replacement, Brigadier-General Jon Vance -- National Post

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