A CDU politician speaks publicly about tactical information on the Afghanistan mission. The SPD accuses him of endangering the security of the soldiers.
Berlin / Kabul – Military missions are often wrapped in a shell of secrecy. Flights to or from crisis areas are often only known when there is no longer any danger. Details are discussed in secret sessions. Much remains in the dark about the mission in Afghanistan.
“Surprise is a military principle”: SPD finds statements irresponsible
The SPD is now accusing the Union’s deputy parliamentary group leader, Johann Wadephul (CDU), of having hindered the Bundeswehr’s ongoing evacuation mission in Kabul and even endangered soldiers by divulging secret military information. “Surprise is a military principle. That is why such tactical information is kept secret. It is irresponsible that your colleague blurts you out on a talk show, ”said the defense policy spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group, Siemtje Möller Picture on sunday. “So the Taliban have all the time in the world to prepare. This makes our soldiers an easy target, the evacuation mission even more dangerous. “
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CDU defense politician Wadephul speaks about the mission in Afghanistan – Defense Minister surprised
Möller is referring to Maybrit Illner’s talk show on Thursday (August 19). In the middle of the broadcasting time, the defense politician Wadephul explained about the evacuation situation at Kabul airport, among other things: “We will now move two more smaller mobile helicopters there, which should make it possible to allow further passenger transports. That means that the Bundeswehr and the soldiers do everything to make everything possible within this period (…), August 31st. “
In the Picture on sunday Wadephul defended himself against the allegations with an alleged clearance by Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU): “I was told by the minister that this is known and that it can be used.” However, a ministry spokesman contradicts this: “There was definitely nothing going in this direction. Everyone here, including the minister, was surprised, ”it says aloud mirrors and Focus. Of the mirrors reported on Friday morning after receiving information about the plans of the Bundeswehr to send KSK helicopters. (cibo)