On Foreign Military Blunders

A headline at the New York Times today: “Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein.”

How did this happen?

A Swiss Army regiment, on night training maneuvers, got lost in the dark and crossed the border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein. After marching about two miles into Liechtenstein they realized their mistake, and turned around and marched back to Switzerland.

It’s an easy mistake. People get lost in the dark. Usually not armies, but it happens.

The story itself is rather mundane. But how can one not be amused by the idea of the Swiss accidentally invading another country? Why, it’s almost like when the Duchy of Grand Fenwick declared war on the United States… and won!. 🙂

One thought on “On Foreign Military Blunders

  1. I can’t believe there’s another human on this planet who remembers “The Mouse That Roared”.

    I guess I read it first in high school. I’ve probably worn out a dozen paperback copies….

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