Letter from Berlin Trio of Scandals Has Defense Minister on the Defensive

He is Germany's most popular politician. But as the country heads into a year full of important regional elections, Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg finds himself bogged down in a trio of scandals. Some say he may be the victim of infighting within Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.
German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has had a long week.

German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has had a long week.

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With reporting by Severin Weiland, Florian Gathmann and Philipp Wittrock