Letter from Berlin Rising Star Guttenberg Embraces Difficult Defense Job

It hasn't taken long for German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to make a mark in his new job. From referring to the Afghanistan mission as a "war" to announcing a slight increase in troop numbers, he has gained the support of the military. Back home, though, challenges await.
Von Siobhán Dowling
German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg in Afghanistan.

German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg in Afghanistan.

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