CANADIAN MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE EGGLETON AND CHIEF OF DEFENCE
Canadian Minister of National Defence Art Eggleton (L) listens to Chief
of the Defence staff General Ray Henault announce that troops will join
American forces in southern Afghanistan, in Ottawa, January 7, 2001.
The 750 light-infantry troops could find themselves fighting forces
belonging to the Taliban and the al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden,
suspected of masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.