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.
The German government has extended the German armed forces' mission to Afghanistan until March 31, 2019. DW looks at the Bundeswehr's role in the country.
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.
The German government wants to extend six military missions, including in Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen pushed for more Bundeswehr interventions, but not everyone backs the move.
On a visit to German troops in Afghanistan, Ursula von der Leyen has said that ISAF was too hasty in its withdrawal from the country. And she voiced little hope that the conflict there would end anytime soon.
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