Germany, the U.S. and Iraq The death of seven German soldiers in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan comes as Germany prepares to take a lead role in the peacekeeping mission there. But Germany remains cool -- though perhaps resigned -- to a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq. Hear from NPR's Liane Hansen and NPR's Emily Harris.

Crash Spotlights German Role in Afghanistan, Iraq

Germany, the U.S. and Iraq

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The death of seven German soldiers in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan comes as Germany prepares to take a lead role in the peacekeeping mission there. But Germany remains cool — though perhaps resigned — to a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq. Hear from NPR's Liane Hansen and NPR's Emily Harris.