In the Interview: former German defense minister Volker Rühe.
Germany must protect the "fragile" progress it has made in Iraq, top diplomat Heiko Maas told lawmakers in Berlin. The Bundeswehr is set to expand its training program for Kurdish fighters to all security forces in Iraq.
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.
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 military's role must meet "the needs of Iraq," Ursula von der Leyen said after meeting with the Iraqi prime minister. As the fight against "Islamic State" winds down, Baghdad is searching for help rebuilding.
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