20 October 2008

Opting out of War

The NATO situation in Afghanistan might be more ridiculous than previously imagined. It's been known for a while, that nations can limit the actions of their forces there, but the sheer volume of these limitations seems to have reached very silly levels:
He was looking for a way of ending the system whereby member governments are allowed to opt out of commitments and operations by playing their own 'red' and 'yellow' cards – by entering what are known as 'national caveats'. The general said there are at present more than 80 national caveats in play in Afghanistan.

So much for "an attack on one..."

By: Brant

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