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Affairs Institute: Vance and Mission Planning

affairs institute: Canadian special forces are preparing to work with the Iraqi military to secure the war-ravaged city of Mosul, where Vance said ISIL remains a threat even as thousands of displaced families return home, according to CTV. Yet before that can happen, the Iraqis need to form a new government -- which has proven difficult following elections last month -- and indicate whether it still wants international forces operating in the country. Jonathan Vance said Thursday. There are a number of factors affecting mission planning for Iraq as we go forward, Vance said after an event organized by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. So that's Job 1. The government of Iraq needs to form a government and signal its intent as it relates to future military operations by coalition or on a bilateral basis in Iraq. ( As reported in the news.