> Where did you get that?
Like I said, the Wall Street Journal, a front page article, beginning in the upper left hand corner. One day last week. ~Alypius > Armed forces in France, at least, are not unionized. And most soldiers > have short term careers. And as far as I know it's true of most armed > forces in Europe. > I did not read the WSJ paper but they usually are more accurate. > > Alypius Skinner a *crit : > > > > By coincidence, there was a front page story in yesterday's WSJ about this > > very subject. It says Europe (and it suggests that Britain is not included > > in this analysis) has more men in uniform than the US, but they their troops > > more in pay and benefits, most troops are careerists rather than > > short-termers, and their troops are older (in Belgium, for example, the > > average age of a soldier is 40!), under-equipped, under-trained, and > > relatively unfit. One soldier said they view their mission as > > "peacekeeping," not fighting wars. The reason for this state of affairs? > > Europe's armed forces are unionized. > > > > ~Alypius