Event Date/Time: Jan 30, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 01, 2007
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Combat Identification is at the forefront of all coalition military operations around the globe. It is politically charged and recent incidents between the US and Canada in Afghanistan have served to add fuel to the fire. In fact the issue is so great that the Canadian people, who see themselves as victims, are considering pulling their troops out of combat areas [A recent poll found only 38% of Canadians support their country's military presence in Afghanistan, while 49% want the 2,300 troops hunting Taleban and al-Qaeda militants to withdraw. BBC news]. With continuously changing battlefield environments, rapid evolution of war fighting concepts and tactics and new coalition partners joining the fold, locating and recognizing your own forces to reduce fratricide has never been more vital, or as difficult.