A look at the Defence news 6 - 12 January
Dutch military personnel stationed at different locations in northern Iraq have been transferred to the city of Erbil. Transfers have also taken place in Baghdad. Due to the rising tensions between the US and Iran, both the training activities in northern Iraq and the training of Iraqi commandos in Baghdad have been suspended until further notice.
The Netherlands protects Benelux airspace
Dutch F-16s are protecting the Benelux airspace from 9 January to 19 February. The Netherlands and Belgium take turns in performing this so-called Quick Reaction Alert task.