German Bundeswehr soldiers climb into a CH53 helicopter for maintenance work at the Bundeswehr Camp Marmal, the German troops’ base in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Germany is the third-biggest supplier of troops to the 130,000-strong NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. ( JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
German Bundeswehr soldiers climb into a CH53 helicopter for maintenance work at the Bundeswehr Camp Marmal, the German troops’ base in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Germany is the third-biggest supplier of troops to the 130,000-strong NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.
( JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan—Guess Who’s Not Leaving?

November 12, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Germany has powerful strategic reasons for retaining a presence in Afghanistan.
 

Much publicity is being given to the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. As to the strength of commitment to and the true nature of the drawdown, we shall have to wait to see what U.S. plan will emerge in the wake of the recent U.S. presidential elections.

Yet we ought to remember that there are other nations that have also committed troops to Afghanistan out of strategic interests of their own. Take Germany, for instance, the third-largest contributor of troops to the Afghanistan war.

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