The first contingent of Bundeswehr equipment returning from Afghanistan has arrived in Germany. It's part of the pullout due to be completed by the end of 2014.
It has been almost 16 years since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, and the Taliban threat shows little sign of subsiding. With his new strategy, Donald Trump would do well to look at his predecessors' problems.
From Berlin to Washington, Germany's role in the trans-Atlantic alliance has taken center stage. But what does Germany actually do for NATO? DW examines its strategic role amid a spat prompted by US President Trump.
Instead of attacking development projects, the Taliban now claim that they want to support and even protect foreign investments in Afghanistan. A Chinese copper mining project could be revived soon.
NATO plans to back the anti-'Islamic State' coalition in Syria and Iraq by deploying AWACS surveillance aircraft and Bundeswehr soldiers after Washington made a request.
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