Germany mulls Afghan pull-out

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at
Fri Feb 21 10:01:47 MST 2003

I do not thnk this is a real option, but rather a last minute move to
impress the US.


>From the BBC website:

Germany mulls Afghan pull-out

Germany has said it could withdraw its troops from Afghanistan if tensions
escalate in the region as a result of a US-led war on Iraq.
Defence Minister Peter Struck told a news conference on Friday that a
contingency plan had been prepared for the evacuation of its civilians and
military forces from the region.

The comments were made after the UK Financial Times newspaper quoted a
confidential German Foreign Ministry report indicating mounting hostility
towards the peacekeepers, even among the Afghan Government's security


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