German armored vehicle on patrol in Kabul (file photo) (epa)
March 12, 2007 -- Germany's Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said today his country will not be "blackmailed" by terrorists demanding the withdrawal of German troops from Afghanistan.
Germany has almost 3,000 troops in northern Afghanistan, where it commands the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.
On March 11, a group linked to Al-Qaeda called The Voice of the Caliphate warned on the Internet that Austria and Germany could become terror targets unless they withdraw their troops from the country.
The Afghan Insurgency
A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)
HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.