An influential Conservative senator is suggesting that Canada alter its military role in Afghanistan after February 2009 by reducing its ground forces while increasing its naval and air force support.
...and to use more naval in some of the adjacent areas to make sure there aren’t any large concentrations of Taliban or al-Qaida forming ... and that does not necessarily require endless convoys on the ground and endless boots on the ground in an endless sort of process that seems to have no apparent end.”
I don't claim to be a military expert, but a quick look at the landscape does seem to suggest naval power might be the key moving forward:
Nothing says naval, like a landlocked country. Readers of this blog won't be surprised, that I favor training the Afghan navy instead, in the name of self-determination.