Photo Gallery: German Military Missions Abroad
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Photo Gallery: German Military Missions Abroad

Merkel's Caution Berlin Reverts to Old Timidity on Military Missions

Over the last 20 years, Germany has taken important steps towards normality, shedding its pacifist doctrine and taking part in combat missions abroad. But Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is undoing that achievement. Its refusal to join foreign deployments is undermining faith in Berlin's reliability.