Monday, August 14, 2006

Danish naval ship may be sent to Lebanon

From Berlingske Tidende

Denmark might contribute with a Korvet if asked to participate in a UN-force, supposed to ophold the cease-fire in Lebanon.

If Denmark is to contribute, it is most likely that the navy get's the task, and that it will be solved by sending a korvet to patrol the Lebanese coast to stop gunrunning by sea.

That is the expectation in the administration, since the army is already stretched out with soldiers stationed in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The opposition want the Danish troops in Iraq pulled out and deployed in Lebanon instead, but that idea is rejected by the goverment.