Preparing for Withdrawal German Military Fears Civil War in Afghanistan

Officially, NATO troops in Afghanistan are making progress in the fight against the Taliban and will be able to hand over security responsibilities to Kabul as planned in 2014. Unofficially, according to secret US and German documents revealed in a German daily, military leaders fear civil war once they depart.
A German soldier in Afghanistan on patrol near Mazar-i-Sharif.

A German soldier in Afghanistan on patrol near Mazar-i-Sharif.

Foto: THOMAS PETER/ Reuters
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