From German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung said in a newspaper interview Saturday that the country’s armed forces could be in Afghanistan for up to 10 more years “until the security situation stabilizes for good.”

Jung told the Bild daily that in order to bring stability to the northern province of Kunduz, over which Germany has military responsibility as part of the NATO-led ISAF (International Security Assistance Force), “we need at least another five to 10 years.” (photo: Getty)