Two Views on Afghanistan Mission 'The War Is a Breeding Program for Terrorists'

Germany's military deployment in Afghanistan has split public opinion back home. SPIEGEL talks to former German Defense Minister Peter Struck and Jürgen Todenhöfer, a prominent critic of the war, about civilian victims of American bombing attacks, negotiations with the Taliban and the role of al-Qaida.
A funeral service for three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan is held on July 2.

A funeral service for three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan is held on July 2.

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Interview conducted by Ulrike Demmer and Konstantin von Hammerstein