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New Project: Mapping the troop deployment to Afghanistan and the military infrastructure involved in this war.
US President Obama announced to send 30000 extra US troops to Afghanistan and asks his NATO allies to do the same. Several countries announced already to send soldiers or will do at the Afghanistan Conference in London on 28th January 2010.
We want to make an overview of the European involvement in this war. We also try to map the political debate. Please contribute to this project!
Europe serves as a staging ground for military interventions worldwide. The framework can differ: NATO, EU, US coalition of the willing, UN. The target as well: Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, …. But the departure points not: military bases, airports and harbours in Europe. Europe hosts a large military intervention machinery.
Economic globalisation also has its military correlary. New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman said: “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley 's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.” And this fist is not solely a US phenomenon as Europe builds its own intervention capacity through the EU or forms a partner with the US in NATO.
This website shares the common knowledge of activists on the military intervention frameworks in Europe and is meant to improve co-operation between action groups across the borders. Aim is to exchange information on military deployments, installations, …
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