Dutch Navy deactivating second big ship due to lack of sailors. Second ship to taken out of service in short time.


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Like most armed forces in the European Union the Dutch are forced to significanlty reduce their military. Lack of budget and personel are forcing Dutch army, navy, and airforce to scale down significanlty. Dutch politics is messed up at the moment and it is not clear what the Dutch authorities are planning to do. Best solution might be to scrap the Dutch armed forces and move command of some specialized units to the German and UK armed forces under the NATO umbrella. The paradox is the language of NATO vs what happens on the ground across armed forces in the EU.