Military escalation

by Lorenzo Piccoli

It was less than a month ago when I wrote about the military history of Lichtenstein . I thought that would have been the end of it; but today another funny little country joined the history books. In what must have been a dramatic and deeply dividing decision for the entire country, Luxembourg has decided to double its military presence in Africa. In fact, a second soldier from the Grand Duchy will be soon sent to Mali under the “European solidarity clause” invoked by France in its response against terrorism. No kidding: in the afternoon Luxembourg has released a press statement declaring that the additional member of the Grand Duchy’s armed forces “will double the Luxembourg military presence there”. You gotta love these people.