Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Military Officer Named to Key Role with UN in Korea

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Military Officer Named to Key Role with UN in Korea

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Canadian general named to key role in Korea

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OTTAWA - Canada is stepping up its military involvement on the Korean Peninsula by sending a senior officer to take over as deputy commander of UN forces there, the first time the post has been held by someone not from the U.S.

Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre's appointment follows the announcement last month that Canada is also planning to send a surveillance plane and several dozen military personnel to help crack down on North Korean smuggling.

The federal government says the buildup is part of an effort to increase Canada's military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, which is becoming increasingly important to global peace and security.

But it also comes at a critical time, as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepare for a highly anticipated meeting in Singapore on June 12. …

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