The German cabinet has approved the country’s biggest military engagement beyond its borders at this point in time. The package includes reconnaissance flights, a naval frigate, but also 1,200 ground troop involvement. That ground troop engagement is more than France or Britain -- the biggest European military powers -- have pledged.

This proposal still require parliamentary approval, but coalition partners enjoy a comfortable parliamentary majority. A vote in the German lower house is expect...

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