Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Swiss to mobilize their army

Not since World War II have the Swiss mobilized such a large military force, but come June 2008, they will have 15,000 soldiers ready to keep the piece during Euro '08.

"Switzerland's defense ministry said Wednesday it would offer up three infantry battalions, two logistics battalions, as well as command support, communications and electronic warfare battalions and other units for the soccer tournament.

If needed, Puma helicopters and unmanned drones can be deployed to monitor venues from the air, the ministry said in a statement."

No word yet on which Swiss Army knives will be called into use, but my guess is the waiter will play an important part.

They will co-host the event with Austria.


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