THE Vox party would, once in power, review all of Spain’s international military commitments.
Those not clearly beneficial to the country’s security would be eliminated and soldiers brought home, Vox’s military assessor Rafael Bardaji announced.
Spain’s presence in the Lebanon with the UN’s Blue Berets was clear example of a mission that was not in Spain’s interests, Bardaji said.
More than 600 Spanish soldiers have been deployed on the Lebanon border since 2006, monitoring the ceasefire between Hezbollah and the Israeli army without any benefit to Spain, according to Vox.
In contrast, missions that were efficient from the point of view of defence and Spain’s interior security would be “strongly reinforced,” Bardaji said, citing Mali and the fight against jihadi terrorism in the Sahel.