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Austria deploys troops to Brenner Pass

They are worried about refugees.

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They are worried about refugees.

But I admit the real news to me here was that Austria has an army. In 25 years of dealing with military affairs, I never stumbled across that fact.

Photo credit: Sönke Kraft/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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