More Troops? Merkel Coalition Split on Afghanistan Strategy

The US clearly expects Germany to increase the number of troops it has stationed in Afghanistan. But Chancellor Merkel's government is a long way from agreement on the issue. With an Afghanistan conference looming in London, however, Berlin is running out of time.
A German soldier in Afghanistan. Berlin is debating whether to send more troops to the war-torn country.

A German soldier in Afghanistan. Berlin is debating whether to send more troops to the war-torn country.

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