Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Netherlands Has No Money Left for Fight against ISIS

There is no money available within the current budget for the Dutch involvement in the fight against ISIS.  To pay for the costs of the F-16 planes and military trainers the Dutch government is providing to the international forces, the money will have to come out of the 2017-2019 budgets.  Rob Swartbol, Director of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says that the money in the 2014-2015 budgets is almost entirely earmarked for Dutch involvement in the international military missions to Mali and the Somali coast.

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