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Secretary General visits Netherlands Army in Oirschot,
The Netherlands

29 August 2007

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Commander of the 13th Mechanised Brigade, Brig. Gen. Hans Hardenbol and a few of his staff officers brief the Secretary General about operations and training of the 13th Mechanised Brigade.
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Former members of 1st Netherlands Task Force Uruzgan brief Netherlands Minister of Defense, Eimert van Middelkoop, about their operations and experiences in Afghanistan.
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The former Commander of Provincial Reconstruction Team Tarin Kowt talks to the NATO Secretary General about his experiences in reconstruction during his service in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
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NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Dutch Minister of Defense Eimert van Middelkoop are informed about the new Dutch vehicle BushMaster that is now in use in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
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NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Dutch Minister of Defense Eimert van Middelkoop are informed about the new Dutch vehicle BushMaster that is now in use in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
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The NATO Secretary General and the Dutch Minister of Defense Eimert van Middelkoop inspect troops before they demonstrate a patrol as performed in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. This patrol operates as a SUA (Smallest Unit of Action), in which different specialties are incorporated.
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Preparing for the patrol demonstration.
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Preparing for the patrol demonstration.
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Members of the patrol talk to the Secretary General and Defense Minister about their experiences in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
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Members of the patrol talk to the Secretary General and the Defense Minister about their experiences in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
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Members of the patrol talk to the Secretary General and the Defense Minister about their experiences in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
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Preparing for the patrol.
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The Secretary General and the Minister of Defense witness the patrol.
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The Secretary General and the Minister of Defense witness the patrol.
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Royal Netherlands Air Force Apaches demonstrate their flexible and powerful support to the patrol.
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Royal Netherlands Air Force Apaches demonstrate their flexible and powerful support to the patrol.
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Former Task Force Uruzgan Dep. Company Commander explains to the NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and the Netherlands Minister of Defense Eimert van Middelkoop how patrols defend themselves against improvised explosive devices. (IEDs).
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Experts from the Netherlands Explosive Ordnance Disposal Command searching for hidden IEDs.
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Experts from the Netherlands Explosive Ordnance Disposal Command clear IEDs, which were found alongside the road.
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Secretary General meets members of the 13th Mechanised Brigade.
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Secretary General meets members of 13th Mechanised Brigade.
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Secretary General meets members of the 13th Mechanised Brigade.
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At the end of a working visit to Netherlands Army Barracks in Oirschot, the NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer compliments members of 13th Mechanised Brigade and other participants for the professional and important work they have been doing for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
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Netherlands Minister of Defense Eimert van Middelkoop speaks with soldiers from the 13th Mechanised Brigade, during a working visit of the NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to Dutch troops in Oirschot, Netherlands.
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