Thursday, February 22, 2018

Officers’ Association: Politicians Risk Lives of Military

Ruud Vermeulen, Chairman of the Officers’ Association says that Dutch politicians knowingly have taken irresponsible risks which have endangered the lives of military personnel.  He said that politicians are always quick to judge others but it would be better if they became aware and looked at their own functioning.  He mentioned inter alia among others former Labour Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders (Labour), who neglected the criticism of the commandos concerning the possibility of executing the mission in Mali. Koenders remarked, “We decide what you must execute or not.” The officers require a parliamentary inquiry into the many problems in the military.

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