is the Canadian military's special forces unit that is trained in anti-terrorism planning and tactics.
8), some personnel from the Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2
) also will be assigned to the Canadian ISAF contingent.
During the Afghan War, again in 2008, a JTF2
soldier allegedly shot and killed an unarmed Afghan who had his hands raised in surrender.
The "peacekeeping" cover was clearly shed in Somalia; now the JTF2
elite forces -- actually largely originally comprised of former Canadian Airborne forces disbanded after the Somalia occupation -- are indistinguishable, qualitatively, from U.S.
Then Americans requested the return of a Canadian SOTF to assist with the dismantling of the Taliban leaderships structure', lit did not take long for the JTF2
2 SOTF make their presence known.
In Kandahar, then-Lieutenant-Colonel Day commanded the Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2
) detachment whose base was just down the street from ours on the airfield.
Its five different units--Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2
), the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit--Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CJIRU-CBRN), the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR), 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (SOAS), and the Canadian Special Operations Training Centre (CSOTC)--are ready to respond to a wide range of missions, including: hostage rescue, maritime special operations, and combating weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
Curtis' "The JTF2
Heard You, Scott" columns therein.
In June, a Canadian JTF2
sniper made a record-breaking kill shot in Iraq from a twice-confirmed range of 3,540 metres.
I'm referring to the recent world record-breaking shot by an unnamed member of Canada's JTF2
. Put the biscuit in the basket as the saying goes, though from a lot farther away than your NHL-mandated blue line.
We especially want to thank Steve Day, former commander of Canada's special forces (JTF2
) and now with Reticle Ventures Canada Inc., and Valley and Associates for their financial contributions as well as retired U.S.
Special operations forces units such as Canada's Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2
) have increased budgets to upgrade equipment, technologies, and tactics to protect national interests and combat terrorism at home and abroad.