Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Dutch Soldiers in Afghanistan Dependent on Private Contractors

The Dutch soldiers in Afghanistan are dependent on private contractors for air transport of food and fuel. If these contractors were to halt their services for any reason, the Dutch military would be incapable of taking over these tasks. This is the conclusion of the AIV, an independent body headed by former Defense Minister Relus ter Beek, which advises the government and Parliament on international policies.


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