HARJIT SAJJAN: Why Canada's new Defence Minister is a badass

He's a Bosnia veteran, a three-time Afghanistan veteran, a former VPD officer, and an internationally-renowned human security specialist. 

Harjit Sajjan, Afghanistan, soldier, veteran, Justin Trudeau, Swearing in
National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, MP for Vancouver South.

You might think Harjit Sajjan takes a pretty mean combat gear photo, but Canada's new Minister of National Defence is some kind of next-level Spy vs Spy war hero.

A 2006 letter of appreciation for Sajjan's services from the commander of Canada’s Coalition Task Force in Afghanistan has surfaced, and it reads like a Bourne Trilogy movie script.

Sajjan was considered “the best single Canadian intelligence asset in [war] theater” whose "hard work, personal bravery and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of Coalition lives," according to the letter, recently obtained by National Observer.

He's further credited with providing the intelligence foundation for a military operation resulting in the "kill or capture" of 1,500 Taliban fighters.

Click here to read more about his incredible record on National Observer. 

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