The Coming Afghanistan Showdown
By Konstantin von Hammerstein and Alexander Szandar
For months, NATO has been pressuring Germany to increase its commitment to the Afghanistan mission. Now, the complaints are getting louder. Berlin is doing its best to dodge the demands, but NATO may not be in a mood to listen.
America's Failure in Afghanistan
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has been putting pressure on Germany to up its commitment to the NATO mission in Afghanistan. But some in Germany say it is America's violence, not Berlin's reluctance, that is the problem.
1) The Coming Afghanistan Showdown
2) America's Failure in Afghanistan