Letter from Berlin German Spy Revelations Put Steinmeier on the Defensive

With revelations continuing to pour in about the importance of German intelligence during the US invasion of Iraq, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is on the defensive. On Wednesday, General Tommy Franks added his praise for the German spies in Baghdad.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Fresh comments from US military personnel have raised questions as to how much German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier knew about German intelligence activity in Iraq prior to the US invasion.

Fresh comments from US military personnel have raised questions as to how much German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier knew about German intelligence activity in Iraq prior to the US invasion.

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Reported by John Goetz, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark