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.
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.
Parliamentarians have voted in favor of expanding Germany's involvement in two key military missions. The vote came two weeks after Germany also agreed to send troops to assist the international coalition against "IS."
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