MPs question expanding role of military abroad

  • 2003-09-25
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUS - An unexpected standoff in Parliament could cause Lithuania to scale back its presence in international military missions, which have increased dramatically in recent months.The Seimas (Lithuania's parliament) first raised eyebrows on Sept. 16 when a small number of parliamentarians voted in favor of a procedural measure that would allow members to debate the deployment of troops abroad.The result of the discussion was a draft resolution that paved the way for the extension of the mandate for 54 Lithuanian soldiers serving in NATO- and U.S.-led missions overseas.The resolution pass...
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