German military to ship surplus beer back from Afghanistan
June 6, 2021
BERLIN (AP) — The German military says it has found a solution for an unusual logistics problem its troops in Afghanistan face: a glut of beer.
Defense Ministry spokeswoman Christina Routsi said Monday that a recent decision by the German commander in Afghanistan to ban the consumption of alcohol for security reasons had resulted in a pileup of beer, wine and mixed drinks at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif.
German soldiers are usually entitled to two cans of beer — or equivalent — per day.
Routsi said the military had found a civilian contractor who will take the alcohol back out of the...