The Swiss Go To War



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 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) across an unmarked border into the tiny principality early Thursday before realizing their mistake and turning back.

A spokesman for the Swiss army confirmed the story but said that there were unlikely to be any serious repercussions for the mistaken invasion.

”We’ve spoken to the authorities in Liechtenstein and it’s not a problem,” Daniel Reist told The Associated Press.

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Erick Erickson


  • Dear FAP,

    Have you been to Iraq? If you have not, then please refrain from criticizing the preparedness of our fine military. “Lead, follow or get out of the way!”

  • Sadly even while lost they were better prepared for their invasion than we we were for our Iraqi adventure.

Erick Erickson

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