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Afghanistan-Einsatz: Die Bundeswehr als Komplize der herrschenden Klasse?

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Frankfurter Allgemeine, 12 November 2013

Friederike Böge, herself a journalists’ trainer and correspondent in Afghanistan, reviews Philipp Münch’s AAN report about the international intervention’s impact on local power structures in northeastern Afghanistan (both online and print). She summarises Philipp’s rendering of the contradictory approach of the German forces vis-a-vis the power holders in Kunduz and Badakhshan, picking out the detail how the Germans hired guards for their PRT in Faizabad from a local commander – in order to prevent him attacking the PRT. She concludes: “How it could have worked an other way and what a German strategy could have looked like, Münch does not dscover. Remains to conclude that the claim to build a state in ten years as an intervention power was possibly unrealistisch”. Well, this needs to be discussed further…


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