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The Swiss Invade Liechtenstein!

Posted by Brian on March 2, 2007

Via Balloon Juice, from the WaPo:

What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein.

According to Swiss daily Blick, the 170 infantry soldiers wandered just over a mile across an unmarked border into the tiny principality early Thursday before realizing their mistake and turning back.

Interior ministry spokesman Markus Amman said nobody in Liechtenstein had even noticed the soldiers, who were carrying assault rifles but no ammunition. “It’s not like they stormed over here with attack helicopters or something,” he said.

A mistake-prone Army invades a foreign country without the proper equipment? When did Rumsfeld go to work for the Swiss?

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