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Ruttig: “Afghanistan-Abzug kommt zu früh und zu spät”

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Deutsche Welle (online), 6 August 2013
In an interview on the latest demand of the German Bundeswehr Association to keep German combat troops in Afghanistan after 2014, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig comments in an interview that this, first, has to be decided by the Afghans and, second, would not make sense as long as there is no clarity about what has been achieved so far and what needs to be changed if such a mission happened. A basic prerequisite for such a decision must be “an honest stock taking, but that is still missing. It also cannot really be expected during an election campaign” (in German)