Four Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack Germany's Dangerous Afghanistan Strategy

The Bundeswehr's new strategy in Afghanistan involves training Afghan soldiers, something that many assumed would be low risk. But Thursday's Taliban attack, which killed four Germans involved in a training operation, shows that the mission is still highly dangerous.
Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg received the news of the attack upon landing at Termez, Uzbekistan on Thursday. The new fatalities raise questions about Germany's new direction in Afghanistan.

Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg received the news of the attack upon landing at Termez, Uzbekistan on Thursday. The new fatalities raise questions about Germany's new direction in Afghanistan.

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