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Readers Agree with Germany on Troop Deployment

Germany announced this week that it will deploy around 200 combat soldiers in northern Afghanistan, but will not move its troops to the country's more violent south. Most readers agreed with the country's decision.

German soldier in Afghanistan

Germany will send 200 combat troops to the more peaceful north

The following comments reflect the views of DW-WORLD.DE readers. Not all reader comments have been published. DW-WORLD.DE reserves the right to edit for length and appropriateness of content.

Question: Should Germany sent troops to Afghanistan's volatile south?

Why should they send troops in to clean up America's mess? Why should even American soldiers go? I heartily agree with the American general Smedley Darlington Butler who said: "We would see much less war, if any, if the rulers -- big politicians, corporate executives and banking employees -- would have to go themselves or send in their children and relatives to grab the oil and other coveted resources." Instead they are deceiving the public and tricking them to fight their dirty wars by making up stories like the war against terrorism, the threat of weapons of mass destruction and the advancement of democracy. What travesty of the truth! -- Elisabeth Merillet, Switzerland

Northern Afghanistan is a safe area where Germany troops can help reconstruct Afghanistan. German have role in keeping peace in the International community but in southern Afghanistan there is no peace. -- Calist B.Tesha, Tanzania

The short answer is no and the long answer is no. And that is the short and the long of it. Those who live by the sword will die by the sword, even quite literally. -- Paul A. Ostermann, Germany

No, I think it is better for Germany to focus on peace-building, educational and support missions. -- Wilfried Hein, Afghanistan

Why should Germany or any other country suffer for the miscalculations of the Bush Administration? Had America not dissipated its military strength by the foolish invasion of Iraq, US and the current NATO forces would be adequate for the entire region. -- Ronald Frost, USA

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