Georgian military experience paid with corpses
Mikheil Saakashvili, the leader of Georgia, called mission in Afghanistan a unique military schooling - RIA Novosti.
It was his response to criticism of Georgian military's participation in ISAF peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.
"Surely someone can say that we have so many problems, our territories are captured and it's not time to go somewhere and struggle. But exactly because of these problems we have we need much combat experience, and it's a unique combat and military schooling, a true exam of war... Look at our positions, our condition, challenges we face, dangers. Can we renounce the Armed Forces and military school?" Saakashvili stated.
He claims Georgian needs much combat experience, yet deplores it had to be reached with casualties, noting death of one Georgian officer and wounding of several in Afghanistan.
"Georgia is strong as long as its combativity exists," Saakashvili added.