Great article. Thanks for the link
Found this interesting.
"I've started making my decisions partly based on the time of year," says a young Frenchwoman at the bar of the "L'Atmosphère." "Haiti is OK from the fall onwards, maybe even Yemen. But I won't go anywhere that gets above 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) or under minus 14 (7 degrees Fahrenheit) anymore."
One old hand remarks sarcastically that his colleagues who are tired of Afghanistan should go to Haiti. "There's no shortage of suffering there either," he says. "And on top of that, the girls -- unlike here -- are willing."
Germany plays a key role in training Afghan policeman under the auspices of the European Union Police Mission (EUPOL) and the German Police Project Team, a bilateral project. In the year 2010 alone, this will cost German taxpayers €77 million.
It's a great opportunity for policemen to boost their income. One of these is Holger Behrens, which is not his real name. He does not want to be identified by his real name because of his position as a police officer.
"In Germany I earn a monthly take-home pay of €3,000. Working in Afghanistan gives me an extra €5,000 a month, net," Behrens says. "It's crazy what the EU is willing to fork out for us."
There are about 60 German police officers on the EUPOL mission. Link