Afghanistan: Noble fight or lost cause?

    A live, in-person debate in Halifax: Maclean's columnists Andrew Coyne
    and Paul Wells go head-to-head-with special guest Chris Alexander,
    Canada's first resident ambassador to Afghanistan

TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - Maclean's senior columnist Paul Wells says that if the Afghan mission is going to work, it needs more troops, more time-and a miracle. National editor Andrew Coyne says if we only fought wars we were sure of winning, we should never have fought any wars at all.

In a special round table discussion at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax Nov. 10, two of Canada's most astute political journalists square off on this complex issue in a spirited debate that examines what needs to be done and whether the war is even worth fighting.

The debate, broadcast live nationwide on CPAC, will feature Scott Taylor, a former soldier and the publisher and editor of Esprit de Corps, military analyst Mercedes Stephenson, and diplomat Chris Alexander, Canada's first resident ambassador to Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005.

    What: Afghanistan: Noble fight or lost cause? -A roundtable Discussion
    Where: Nepture Theatre, Halifax
    When: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Tickets: $15 to $20. Visit

    Moderator: CPAC's Peter Van Dusen
    In partnership with CPAC, which will be airing the discussion live
    For more information and for tickets, visit

"In Conversation with Maclean's" is a four-city series. Watch the first round-table discussion, "Our Democracy is Broken: How Do We Fix It?" on video on-demand on

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