step way out of Afghanistan - the reports of a withdrawal of U.S. troops, the government in Kabul can seemingly cold. But there are also other voices. NATO is silent, the Federal government has questions.
According to the Reports of a gradual withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, tried to reassure the government in Kabul. There is no danger for the security situation, the Tenor. "If you pull back from Afghanistan, it will have no impact on the safety, because in the past four and a half years, the Afghans had complete control," said a spokesperson of President Ashraf Ghani.
Western diplomats doubt the. "We all know that the morale of the Afghan troops is at an all time low, they are poorly equipped, poorly paid and poorly coordinated," said a Diplomat from a country that is involved in the NATO Mission "Resolute Support".
The army of Afghanistan is needed in the fight against the Taliban, and still support.shock here, cheers there,
Afghan politicians and military leaders were shocked to disappointed. The news came at a time in which the Taliban were already on the rise. "We are in a critical Situation, a withdrawal of troops will not help our country at all," said Kanishka Turkistani of the party Junbesch. The parliamentary candidate Baki feared Samandar, if the reports lost any trust in the Americans.
A representative of the radical Islamic Taliban was "more than happy" about the announcement of the United States. The militia didn't expect the step so fast, said a high-ranking Taliban commander in Northwest Pakistan the news Agency AFP. "We expect to make further good news".Federal government wants to enlightenment
NATO did not like to Express. "We have seen these reports," said Alliance spokeswoman Oana Lungescu in Brussels. Information could only give the US authorities. The spokeswoman pointed out, however, that the foreign Ministers of the Alliance countries had issued at their Meeting in early December, the "unwavering commitment" in Afghanistan in the long term for security and stability. "Our commitment is important to ensure that Afghanistan can never again be a safe haven for international terrorists," she said.
Also, the Federal government is obviously caught in a possible partial withdrawal of the USA from Afghanistan. To infiltrate the enlightenment, there were contacts with Contacts in the United States, said spokesman of the defence and of the Ministry of foreign Affairs.What about the NATO Mission?
Should be confirmed by the reports of a US partial withdrawal, this is likely to have also for the Training mission of NATO in Afghanistan consequences. According to the official statement of the Alliance from the beginning of the month, the USA were involved in last 8475 soldiers. They represented approximately half of the currently 16.919 forces. Germany participates in the NATO training mission "Resolute Support" in Afghanistan with up to 1300 soldiers. The security situation in the country is rapidly deteriorating, the Taliban are in many regions is on the rise.