The World from Berlin 'New Evaluation on Afghanistan Long Overdue'

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has told parliament that the mission in Afghanistan is an "armed conflict." Commentators on Thursday welcome the clear words and many argue that responsiblity for the deployment is now back where it belongs: with the politicians.
German Bundeswehr army soldiers during a firefight with insurgents near Kunduz.

German Bundeswehr army soldiers during a firefight with insurgents near Kunduz.

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Siobhán Dowling