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German Defense Ministry closes files on Afghan ‘security incidents’

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Deutsche Welle, 8 January 2014 Reporting that the German Bundeswehr (actually ISAF in general) does not give data about insurgent activity anymore, the website of German international radio quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig commenting: “For Thomas Ruttig, who co-directs the independent Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), there’s also a political calculation behind the decision to no longer […]

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Auftrag und Verantwortung? Die afghanische Lektion

Thomas Ruttig

HR2 (German radio), 7 January 2014 Listen to an hour-long special (in German) on Afghanistan, featuring women activists, a former Afghan Bundeswehr employee, the band Kabul Dreams and AAN’s Thomas Ruttig.

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Afghanistan-Experte fordert deutschen Neuanfang am Hindukusch

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DTS/Berliner Umschau, 23 December 2013 The German news agency published a short summary of an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig published by daily Frankfurtter Rundschau in which he criticised new German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen with visiting German soldiers in Afghanistan but not meeting any of her Afghan counterparts.

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