Drunk NATO soldiers sleep on the streets in Lithuania
National Lithuanian daily Lietuvos Rytas raised the issue of the conduct of the NATO troops recently deployed in the country.
The newspaper wrote the story headlined ?NATO soldiers are headache for the police?. According to the paper, the incident when several NATO soldiers were beaten on the day of their arrival, was just a beginning.
About 100 NATO troops (pilots and technical personnel) were deployed in town Zoknyai. They reside in the hotels of the nearby Shaulyai and seem to have a good time. Low prices for alcohol and sex services put some soldiers into excitement. General Commissar of Lithuanian police Vitautas Griaravichyus made a sensationalist statement. He said that attacks on the NATO soldiers, beating and robbing them are the results of ?alcohol overdose?.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- NATO's decision to help train Iraq's armed forces set off wrangling among the allies Tuesday as more differences emerged between the Americans and French on how to best help Baghdad.
At a summit designed to emphasize NATO's unity after deep divisions caused by the U.S.-led war on Iraq, France and Washington also clashed on Afghanistan and Turkey.