The World From Berlin 'Public and Politicians Are Losing Patience with Afghanistan Mission'

The Dutch government is the first to collapse in a dispute over NATO's involvement in Afghanistan. German media commentators say other NATO member states could share the same fate if they continue to ignore growing public opposition to the mission. The home front, it seems, is starting to crumble.
A Dutch soldier in Afghanistan. The Netherlands will likely pull their troops out this year.

A Dutch soldier in Afghanistan. The Netherlands will likely pull their troops out this year.

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David Crossland