Three Dutch soldiers left their unit in Schaarsbergen in 2014 because they were assaulted, bullied, extorted, abused and one was raped, the Volkskrant reports. Some of these incidents happened during hazing. Four soldiers from the same unit were punished. One of the victims filed a police declaration about the incidents two weeks ago, according to the newspaper.
Women, LGBT's and ethnic minorities often have negative experiences in the Dutch military because they differ from the white, heterosexual male norm, according to a report social and cultural planning office SCP published on Friday, NU.nl reports.
Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert is strongly opposed to reinstating the military draft, she said in an interview with Het Parool on Wednesday. According to her it is a nice idea, but it is overpriced and inconsistent with a professional army that can cope with the increasing tensions in the world.
The submarine service - one of the last male only services in the Dutch military - will soon also be opened to women.
The Netherlands defense chief said Thursday that Dutch F-16s "have several times supported" a ground offensive against Islamic State (IS) rebel fighters in Tikrit, reports de Telegraaf. Iraqi troops seized the city last week.
The Arnhem court decided in a preliminary judgement on Friday that the Public Prosecution (OM) should provide insight into the investigation of a destroyed film roll associated with the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. The OM suspects that the film was intentionally destroyed by the military.
A video posted on LiveLeak shows a crazy emergency brake test of a Leopard tank in the Netherlands.
Deputy Chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hou Shusen led his delegation to visit the Netherlands and Romania.
On July 13, Hou Shusen, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and his six-member military delegation left Beijing, China for an official trip to the country and Romania. He was formally invited by the Dutch and Romanian military.
Hou Shusen’s group of associates included Deputy Commander of the Lanzhou Military Area Command (MAC) of the PLA Peng Bo.