Lessons and liabilities emerge from Germany’s overseas deployment
German politics are being shaken by mounting casualties in operations in Afghanistan, while military planners are trying to balance current equipment demands with development of long-term capabilities. The height of the political tension in Berlin became clear last week when German President Horst Koehler resigned in the wake of response to his recent comments about the operations. While in Afghanistan May 22, Koehler said Germany’s deployment is important to protect the country’s ...
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