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Blame Germany?

Joshua Foust makes the case that the weakest link in the NATO mission in Afghanistan is the poor performance of the Germany military:

The incident in Baghlan, and Germany’s inability to manage its aftermath, is part of a years-long pattern of mismanagement and confusing command decisions by the German Army in Northern Afghanistan. Responsible for nine provinces, the German Army has faced growing criticism of its refusal to participate in combat over the last few years, and its latest action — calling in an air strike in Kunduz that is reported to have killed dozens or more civilians siphoning fuel from a hijacked truck — has drawn sharp condemnation from the international community.

This isn’t really a corner of the issue that I’m extremely well-informed about and I don’t really know the proverbial “other side of the story.” But Foust makes a strong case, click the link and read the whole thing.

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