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.
LISTENListen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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