MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “In view of the peace agreement in Afghanistan and the planned withdrawal of US troops by Christmas, the German government must make the alleged repatriation of the remaining 1,200 soldiers of the Bundeswehr public and transparent and fundamentally realign its Afghanistan strategy. To do this, the funds must be reallocated to civilian reconstruction and peace projects ”, says Heike Hänsel, deputy chairwoman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Bundestag. The foreign policy expert continues: “It is absurd that preparations are being made behind the scenes to bring German soldiers back while the German Bundestag is left in the dark about it. The German government and the other NATO states involved in the occupation of Afghanistan must therefore make these plans fully public and submit them to parliament. This also includes an in-depth assessment of this longest and most devastating Bundeswehr mission to date. The fact that nothing is good in Afghanistan is also shown by the enormous increase in the number of Afghan refugees in Europe. According to estimates by expert organizations such as the online portal Iraq Body Count, the war in Afghanistan, which lasted almost 20 years, cost more than 185,000 lives The Bundeswehr has devoured a good ten billion euros. If this money had been invested in reconstruction, peace and social programs, as DIE LINKE has always demanded, the people in Afghanistan would have been more helpful. “
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