With the sad news the other day of a 6 more Canadians (+ 1 x local interpreter) getting blown up in AFG I am forced to ask a question... Why are the Canadians losing so many troops compared to the Brits? Ruling out loses from FF, ND's accidents (Nimrod, RTA's etc) Canada has lost 54 to direct en action vs. Britains 24. In IED's alone they've lost 28 vs the UK's 2. So whats up with the Canucks?. I broke down the numbers* a little further and got this: CANADA 28 IED 12 Suicide bombing 10 Firefight 4 RPG UK 2 IED 3 Suicide Bombing 16 Firefight 3 RPG So it looks like their IED and suicide bombing magnets compared to the Brits. Is there any reason why this is the case, is our patrolling purely but foot and are the Canucks IFV's made of thin flamable IKEA cardboard? Or do the Canucks just have lousy skills and like driving down tracks that locals fear to tread? I've seen Canadian TV and the footage of their boys seems to be very professional and so I can't understand it why theyre losing so many lads. I suppose it could of course be the number of troops deployed but I beleve its covered by OpSec. Anyone seen first hand what they might be doing wrong? I understand we're all in the similar areas so there shouldn't be too great a difference. Is the role slightly different or just the approach? * Numbers consolidated from the www and don't match other published numbers of 66 vs 36 etc that are available but unsubstantiated from open sources.