Letter From Berlin Germany Tormented by its Pacifist Streak after Afghan Attack

Germany has been trying so hard to avoid clashes with the Taliban in Afghanistan that Saturday's attack in the usually peaceful northern city of Kunduz came as a huge shock. The blast that killed three soldiers has triggered a public debate that once again highlights the country's strong pacifist streak.
Following Saturday's attack, leftist politicians in Germany are calling for the withdrawal of Bundeswehr troops from Afghanistan.

Following Saturday's attack, leftist politicians in Germany are calling for the withdrawal of Bundeswehr troops from Afghanistan.

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