GERMAN PARATROOPERS PREPARE FOR NATO MISSION ESSENTIAL HARVEST IN
German army Bundeswehr paratroopers stand guard beside a convoy during
their training for the Macedonian NATO mission "Essential Harvest" in a
camp in Baumholder near the western German town of Kaiserslautern
soutwestern Germany, August 28, 2001. Germany's lower house of
parliament Bundestag will decide on Wednesday August 29, 2001, whether
the German troops will take part in the NATO mission.