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Dutch Paratroopers Integrated Into German Army
Philadelphia Trumpet ^ | May 27, 2013 | RICHARD PALMER

Posted on 06/02/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT by JerseyanExile

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A brigade of Dutch paratroopers will be integrated into a new German division of rapid reaction forces, German newspaper Rheinische Post reported on May 22. The 11th Airmobile Brigade—a mobile force of 4,500 troops that is equipped with light vehicles, mortars and anti-aircraft systems—will join 8,600 German soldiers to form the new division under German command.

With paratroopers and special forces, as well as combat and transport helicopters, the group is designed to respond quickly to new threats and help evacuate endangered German and Dutch citizens. Until now, only Britain and America had a similar type of military structure.

The Dutch brigade could be deployed anywhere in the world within 20 days. The new force will presumably have a similar sort of response time.

The Dutch De Telegraaf newspaper revealed that drastic cuts to the Dutch military budget were partially responsible for the merger. The Dutch forces won’t leave their bases in the Netherlands, but the joint procurement and training with Germany will save money.

The merger is seen as a major step for the Netherlands. However, the Netherlands has only one Airmobile Brigade. If it needs to deploy troops in a hurry, it will only be able to do so with German cooperation.

This is not the first Dutch-German initiative. The I. German/Dutch Corps is made up of one Dutch and one German division. The corps is a high-readiness land force designed to be able to deploy within 20 to 30 days.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: europe; europeanunion; germany; nata; nato; netherlands; waronterror
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1 posted on 06/02/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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The Dutch brigade could be deployed anywhere in the world within 20 days.

On US Air-mobility assets...

2 posted on 06/02/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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The Dutch brigade could be deployed anywhere in the world within 20 days.

Might want more prep time if they plan to drop into Texas ...

3 posted on 06/02/2013 2:43:37 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: JerseyanExile
Not the first time that has happened:


4 posted on 06/02/2013 2:49:29 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

The Charlemagne Division lives!


5 posted on 06/02/2013 2:50:57 PM PDT by Argus
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To: JerseyanExile
This will make the Schlieffen Plan v2.0 much easier.
6 posted on 06/02/2013 2:53:56 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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Re: “Might want more prep time if they plan to drop into Texas.”

I dunno.

11.5 million illegal immigrants might welcome them as Liberators.


7 posted on 06/02/2013 2:54:38 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: JerseyanExile

“...corps is a high-readiness land force designed to be able to deploy within 20 to 30 days.”

Not having any military background or logistics experience, I have a question: is 20-30 days really that quick? Just asking.


8 posted on 06/02/2013 2:56:11 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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Yes. He said, having done deployments before. In theory, we got 22 hours to show up for bag drag and line up for chalks.

In practice... We showed up for bag drag, lots got culled, some got cut, and we lined up for chalks.

Logistics is the hardest part of military science.

/johnny

9 posted on 06/02/2013 3:02:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: carriage_hill

” I have a question: is 20-30 days really that quick? Just asking.”

To have total logistics setup, yes. For rapid response units, no.


10 posted on 06/02/2013 3:05:14 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I doubt your average German or Dutch soldier has much interest in dropping anywhere in America — I imagine their superiors would have a hard time making them.


11 posted on 06/02/2013 3:09:51 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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I only feel sorry for the Dutch old enough to understand why this is an affront.


12 posted on 06/02/2013 3:09:54 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Argus

“Charlemagne” was drawn from French SS volunteers. The units you are thinking of are the 23rd SS division (”Nederland”) and the 34th SS division (”Landsturm Nederland”).


13 posted on 06/02/2013 3:25:58 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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“...bag drag and line up for chalks.
We showed up for bag drag, lots got culled, some got cut, and we lined up for chalks....”

Thanks, sir, but can you ‘translate’ that for a simple civilian?

:^)


14 posted on 06/02/2013 3:32:44 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: CodeToad

When you say total logistics set-up, does that mean tanks, trucks, artillery, supplies etc? Or just quick-response paratroopers going into a ‘hot spot’ for a rescue or for a longer deployment?

Rapid reaction. High readiness. Quick response. 3 different kinds of SF troops?

I know, I know; too many questions. If it is, say so and I’ll spend some time on Google trying to find some answers.

:)


15 posted on 06/02/2013 3:43:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: OldNewYork

Why is this an affront?


16 posted on 06/02/2013 3:47:58 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I found all those terms on Google; sorry to bother you.


17 posted on 06/02/2013 3:52:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

I found the answers on Google; thanks. Should have known.


18 posted on 06/02/2013 3:54:24 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: CodeToad
K0GRL could do rapid response.

/johnny

19 posted on 06/02/2013 3:57:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: carriage_hill
If you bother me, you will know. You will need a fire extinguisher for your hair.

Asking questions is not only allowed, it is encouraged.

I would have answered earlier but my neighbor is trying to kill a vole in her flowerbed, and I was helping to hide the propane.

/johnny

20 posted on 06/02/2013 4:00:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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