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US News concern for employees of the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan

11:55  14 may  2021
11:55  14 may  2021 Source:   dw.com

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The Ministry of Defense has already announced that when deducting the troops from Afghanistan the domestic employees did not want to abandon. But these announcements are not enough.

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Around 80 earlier diplomats, Bundeswehr executives, politicians and scientists have a news magazine report According to "the mirror", according to the Federal Government , a better protection of Afghan Tourists requires. Afghanen, who worked as interpreters, guard people or helpers, among others for the Bundeswehr, feared their safety and life in view of the troop deduction, in an open letter to the government, which is the "mirror".

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"To be feared ..."

These people and their families should now be "swift and unbureaucratic" in Germany. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) has promised not to re-relocate the Afghan spare securities. "To be feared, however, is that exactly that happens," wrote the authors to which the former Green MP Winfried Nightwei counts.


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The signatories also include the former general inspector of the Bundeswehr Wolfgang Schneiderhan, the former Minister of State in the Foreign Office Kerstin Müller - and Rainer Glatz, who led the Committee Command of the Bundeswehr from 2009 to 2013. In addition, the appeal joined the two ex-diplomats Rainald Plug and Hans-Ulrich Silzt, which as Ambassador led Deutsche Representation in Kabul.

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Since 2013, according to the Defense Ministry since 2013, nearly 800 local staff were recorded in Germany, the letter - almost all However, in a short period of time after the program was launched. Between 2014 and 2021, only 15 new recordings were added.

It is now fast

the deduction of the Bundeswehr from Afghanistan - in the context of the NATO decision , to bring the troops home - has officially started on May 1 and should be terminated by 11th September at the latest. Until then, all international troops should have left the country on Hinduzusch. Maybe the Bundeswehr completes its deductions already in early July.

Resort Chef Kramp carteer had already talked about the need to protect the native Bundeswehr staff. From a local liaison office, there was a speech and also from the simplified possibility to come to Germany. You may need to create such options faster given the tempo with which the NATO trigger is completed. Who has supported the foreign soldiers in Afghanistan - in whatever form - has not been popular there.

ml / JJ (AFP, DPA)

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