Germany plans to boost its military presence in Afghanistan. Markus Potzel, Germany's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, talks about the challenges lying ahead, emphasizing that the Bundeswehr is "not on a combat mission any more."
For more than four years, the German military has been flying injured Ukrainians to German cities for treatment. One German lawmaker fears "fascist" paramilitaries could be among them.
Germany is trying to boost cyberdefense with the Bundeswehr's Cyber and Information Domain Service (CIDS), against the background of rising numbers of cyberattacks as well as funding and recruitment challenges.
A young Afghan asylum-seeker, wrongfully deported from Germany in July, has been brought back from Afghanistan. His case is the latest in a series of wrongful deportations.
As battle between government troops and Taliban militants rages in the eastern city of Ghazni, Afghans criticize President Ashraf Ghani's administration for having failed to protect the city and its residents.
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