German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Said that She Would Analyze Possible Mistakes in Afghanistan
«When this mission is completed, I will think very carefully about what responsibility I had, where I met it, and where, perhaps, I did not, and also what conclusions I personally should draw from this», she said.
At the same time, Kramp-Karrenbauer made it clear that at this stage she wants to focus on the mission of withdrawing German soldiers. «I am the bearer of command powers, and they should be a priority at the moment when such a dangerous military mission is being conducted, for which I sent people to participate», she said.
The minister clarified that at the anti-crisis meeting at the Federal Chancellor's office, chaired by Prime Minister Angela Merkel, personnel aspects were not discussed. «It was specifically about the following question: at what stage is the evacuation, what political efforts are being made», she added. According to her, it was about extending the evacuation mission.