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Military Trade Unions


Interesting piece in today’s WSJ (no link) on how Europe’s NATO members let their militaries falter. One factor I didn’t know about is the pervasiveness of European military trade unions. They make reform exceedingly difficult. Apparently, Belgian soldiers held a protest rally which had to be dispersed by the police with water cannons. Something tells me that if the Marines decided to riot, the Washington police would ask someone else to bust out the water cannon.


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