* Dutch military unions oppose mission extension Two of the three Dutch military unions are opposed to extending the mission to Afghanistan which ends in August 2008. One of the unions said it would agree to an extension if the military receives an additional 400 million euros a year to replace equipment and hire additional personnel. The unions argue that the mission puts too great a strain on defence personnel and that materiel wears out very fast in Afghanistan. The cabinet is expected to take a decision soon. Wonder if the Cloggies listen to the lads on the ground?, so more work for our lads & lasses but i expect no increase in funding.