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Germany's Western allies are openly considering a military strike against Syria. But Berlin's Syria policy is focused on humanitarian aid and the search for a political solution.
Germany is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a member of the United Nations, a partnership often seen as a success. But Germany's image at the UN has suffered in recent years.
From refueling to supplying Patriot missiles, there are a number of ways Germany could support a military intervention in Syria. But it's unclear if the United States and other allies are interested in Berlin's help.