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Germany Rejects Washington Call for Troops on Taliban Front

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 12:08 AM
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Germany Rejects Washington Call for Troops on Taliban Front


www.spiegel.de

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and senior members of her government are rejecting a call by US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to send Bundeswehr combat troops to Taliban hotspots in Afghanistan. Merkel's spokesman says the existing Afghanistan mandate is not open for discussion....

But he (Jung) rejected calls to send German combat troops to southern Afghanistan. "We need to keep our point of focus in northern Afghanistan," he said.
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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 12:08 AM
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It is good to see that at least in part, Germany refuses to get dragged further in this mess, even with pressure from Washington.

The lack of US troops available to do the "job" no doubt had the result of Washington asking for it in the first place. With Canada recently wanting to pull out troops, I wonder how long it will be before Washington has no backup on this at all.

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