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The German military has is own Aftganistan headache………

Yep….it appears that last weeks air strike in Aftganistan that killed about 100 civilians was ordered by a German army unit.   Most Americans don’t know it…but Germany has about 4,200 soldiers in the war torn country. They have been assigned to relatively quiet area’s …but the war IS everywhere.

This unit called in the strike on a few Taliban fuel trucks, but the collateral damage spread to civilians in the area……something the Taliban knows, and uses, and something US Gen. McChsyrstal has warned Allied commanders to be alert to……the results of the strike has caused a bit of heartburn back in Germany, for the military, and the politicans…….. and adds to impression in country,  that United States and its allies are no better than the Taliban……..

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment