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dutch and german military after 911

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Dec 19, 2010 at 08:44

Unfortunately the discussion did not focus on the changes of the world after 911. Two observations on western military: The last dutch government fell apart over the question wether or not to extend the Afghanistan mission. Now in the light of budget cuts they reduce defense personnel from 70000 to 60000. The taliban may claim 10000 casualties here. Germany cuts the size of the military and stops national military service. That happens for the first time since the establishment of german military in 1955 as result of changed threats and experiences from the Afghanista mission. I see both developments as a result of 911 which led to the Afghanistan campaign.

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