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Opinion On Afghanistan, German Politicians Need to Mention the War

Last Friday's air strike has catapulted Germany's Afghanistan mission right into the election campaign ahead of the Sept. 27 vote. German politicians are quick to make pledges of loyalty to NATO, but there are far too few signs of a critical reassessment of Germany's military mission.
Von Claus Christian Malzahn
A German ISAF soldier looks out of an armored vehicle as he leaves for Afghanistan.

A German ISAF soldier looks out of an armored vehicle as he leaves for Afghanistan.

AP