By Walt Hickey Operation Dunkel Drop The German Military is staring down a difficult logistical challenge, with 22,600 liters of alcohol stranded in Afghanistan. German soldiers are entitled to two cans of beer per day, but a recent decision by the German commander in Afghanistan to cut alcohol rations for security has left a ton of hooch at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif. The haul, which includes nearly 60,000 cans of beer, can’t be sold locally because it’s restricted in Afghanistan, and it can’t be dumped because (a) major party foul and (b) environmental reasons. A contractor has been tapped to embark on a beer run with vast geopolitical implications, to extricate the alcohol out of the country before the end of the NATO mission; newly-formed Numlock Heavy Industries GmbH’s bid to handle the situation was not accepted.
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