Photo Gallery: Reflecting on the German Military's Afghanistan Withdrawal
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Photo Gallery: Reflecting on the German Military's Afghanistan Withdrawal

Learning to Fight How Afghanistan Changed the German Military

In Afghanistan, dangerous combat has helped post-war Germany's reluctant armed forces gain self-confidence and expertise. But with the public and politicians loath to enter into new conflicts, what will the military's role be going forward?
Von Christopher Alessi