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Germany Extends Its Military Mission In Afghanistan For Until End Of March 2020

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Germany Extends Its Military Mission In Afghanistan For Until End Of March 2020

A German soldier warns a driver to keep away from their convoy near the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. NEIL SHEA/ STARS AND STRIPES

Germany’s Parliament has approved a one-year extension of its military mandate for Afghanistan. The decision is allowing the military keep its 1,300-strong force in the war-torn country until March 31, 2020.

The German force is deployed in Afghanistan as part of NATO’s Resolute Support mission, providing support and training to Kabul government security forces.

The decision comes amid the ongoing US-Taliban talks over the political settlement of the conflict. Previous years clearly demonstrated that the US and its allies are not able to achieve a military vicotry on the Taliban. Therefore, the US started direct talks with the group in an attempt to reach a solution.

Taking into account that one of the key Taliban demands is foreign troops withdrawal, the German decision to prolong it mandate likely signals that the US-Taliban talks have not led to a comprehensive progress yet.

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  • verner

    cheap way trying to appease dumb dunce donny. might work. but the three d’s = dumb dunce donny!!!!!

    • occupybacon

      Sounds like you love the ‘d’

      • verner

        not really, but sort of is the concentrated white house mess, dumb dunces, and then donny as the icing on the cake.

        in general fatso and bedbugcrazy bolton are just ordinary corrupt and criminally insane officers of moronistan’s government. they should be taken care of (by the public of moronistan) but sofar allowed to run amok with impunity and not one singel european government has a voice of disapproval – is that cowardly or not?

        • occupybacon

          EU has a positive commercial balance of almost $150 Billion a year with ‘moronistan’. Would anyone want to lose a few billion dollah just to please Putler?

  • Smaug

    History is full of temporary situations that became permanent.