Photo Gallery: A Difficult Withdrawal
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Photo Gallery: A Difficult Withdrawal

The Front Lines Germany's Difficult Year in Africa and Afghanistan

It won't be an easy year for new Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. The German military is facing a new mission in Africa while at the same time orchestrating a challenging withdrawal from war-torn Afghanistan. Potential pitfalls are numerous.