SPIEGEL Interview with Former Army Doctor in Afghanistan 'I Didn't Want to Be Part of This Insane Mission'

Heike Groos, 49, served several tours as a military physician with the German army in Afghanistan. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she speaks about how the situation deteriorated to the point of paranoia, her feelings of helplessness in the face of utter destruction and her eventual retirement and nervous breakdown.
German army doctors provide medical treatment to a boy with serious burn injures in the emergency room of their army camp near Kabul, Afghanistan.

German army doctors provide medical treatment to a boy with serious burn injures in the emergency room of their army camp near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Foto: FABRIZIO BENSCH/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by Samiha Shafy
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