Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Canada's Most Public "Secret" Mission

Note to CanWest News Service.

Here's the definition of secret:
"not open or public; kept private or not revealed; clandestine; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods"
Here's your lead paragraph from this article (.pdf here in case link doesn't work):
"Canada wrapped up a secret mission this week that provides the country's military a greater intelligence role in Afghanistan - literally from a Canadian perspective."
Here's what the news release issued May 8, 2009 said:
"The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, today announced that two CP-140 Auroras deployed overseas yesterday for approximately two months to produce maps for Joint Task Force-Afghanistan...."
Announced mission =/= "secret" mission

Thus endeth the lesson - more here if needed.


Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

Beat me to it, Milnews. The "secret" mission has indeed been covered at The Torch. e.g.:

Auroras to Afstan for mapping


2:35 p.m., June 17, 2009  

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