'The US Is Taking the Reins Out of Our Hands' Karzai, McChrystal Declare German Deployment Area a Crisis Zone

On Sunday, Afghan President Karzai and US chief commander McChyrstal met with tribal leaders in Kunduz. The spontaneous visit came as a surprise to the Germans forces in command of the northern area. Diplomats now believe it will become the site of a major new offensive.
Von Matthias Gebauer und Shoib Najafizada
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, talks with US and NATO commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal at ISAF headquarters in Kabul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, talks with US and NATO commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal at ISAF headquarters in Kabul

Foto: Omar Sobhani/ AP
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