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Escalation in Afghanistan

  • Carolin Hilpert
Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

Abstract

During the sixth renewal of the ISAF mandate, discussed on September 21 and 28, 2006, the concerned voices became significantly louder. Several warnings were given; for instance, regarding the nature of the conflict out of sixteen speakers supporting the deployment, fourteen expressed their concern over the security situation or the lack of progress in the country. MP Hoyer, for example, warned: ‘Also in the north of the country, the ISAF mission has turned into a veritable combat mission [Kampfeinsatz].’1 Ernst-Reinhard Beck added that the German bases would regularly be under rocket and rifle fire.2 Eckart von Klaeden (CDU) was the first MP to speak about the consequences of failure in Afghanistan, and warned that in such a case NATO would lose its credibility,3 a concern shared by MP Klose.4

Keywords

Network Security Political Elite Grand Coalition Defense Budget Defense Minister 
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