- The Canadian Forces have thrown a blanket of secrecy over the
operations of the covert Joint Task Force Two commando unit in
Afghanistan, including not telling the public whether any elite soldiers
officials confirmed they would also not reveal details of missions in
which JTF-2 troops
inflicted casualties on al-Qaeda or Taliban soldiers.
JTF-2 is killed in action, that is something that the public
would not be made aware of," said Lieutenant Kelly Kilrea, a Forces
spokeswoman. "We do not discuss their operations. Period. That is a
blanket. It covers everything.
policy is based on the Official Secrets Act, which prohibits the
discussion of this unit.
is important to have that distinction, because it is not that we are
keeping secrets in general. It's just this particular unit has a
classified mandate on everything about it. It is a special force that
doesn't have the same rules as everyone else in the Forces."