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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject: Germany: soldiers too fat to fight in A'stan: Booze consumed Reply with quote

German Parliament: 3,500 troops stationed in Afghanistan drink too much and they're too fat to fight . British and U.S. troops in the country face a strict ban on alcohol, the Germans drink 2 pints a day.

In 2007 German forces in northern Afghanistan drank 1.7million pints of beer and 90,000 bottles of wine.

The statistics only add to the embarrassment of the country's federal army, Bundeswehr, after a report earlier this year found troops to be too fat, smoked too much and didn't exercise enough. They lived on beer and sausages while shunning fruit and vegetables.

The parliamentary report claimed that some 40 per cent of all German army personnel are overweight - a higher percentage than in the civilian population.

The Times also reported the damning allegation from a senior officer that Germany is failing in its main mission to train the Afghan police. He described the efforts as 'a miserable failure'.

Since 2001, 28 German soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is this nonsense? The Bundeswehr is noticeably more lax than its Wehrmacht predecessor, but it's still one of the best militaries in the world. It's the food that's eaten with the beer, not the beer itself that's the problem.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Scheffler wrote:
What is this nonsense? The Bundeswehr is noticeably more lax than its Wehrmacht predecessor, but it's still one of the best militaries in the world. It's the food that's eaten with the beer, not the beer itself that's the problem.

Consider the source...

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