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Monday, October 09, 2006

Union Rules on the Eastern Front?

According to The Globe and Mail, some of our NATO allies aren't pulling their weight in Afghanistan:

But some of the large European countries with troops in the safer northern and western regions will not allow their soldiers to move into the danger zones when they are needed, even on a temporary basis. And some are not permitted to fight at night.

As noted in the article, there are some who are willing (Canada, the United States, Britain, the Netherlands, Romania and Estonia), and there are some who would rather not (Germany, France, Spain and Italy).

"Not Able To Operate" still seems to be a fitting name -- at least in the sense of operating as one organization in which all share the burdens and risks of war.


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