Neo-Nazi scandal hits German elite military unit

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The Bundeswehr is set to suspend an officer in an elite military unit over suspected ties to right-wing extremism. Two fellow soldiers have also been accused of flashing the Hitler salute. A new neo-Nazi scandal has erupted in the German … Read More

German army mulls recruiting foreign EU nationals to boost recruitment

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While both governing parties supported the idea, the SPD said that citizenship must be given to new soldiers to avoid the risk of it becoming a mercenary army. Germany’s long-understaffed army has a new plan to boost recruitment: allowing foreigners … Read More

German defense minister von der Leyen wants $12 Billon euros more for Bundeswehr

German Defense Minister von der Leyen wants billions of euros more for the army than current budget plans foresee, a newspaper says. Her ministry has stressed the need to catch up, and modernize equipment. German Defense Minister Ursula von der … Read More

German military draws up €450 million wish list

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Germany’s underequipped military, the Bundeswehr, wants to spend hundreds of millions on new weapons. Some of the money will go toward leasing drones from Israel, but first the government needs a new budget. As criticism grows that Germany’s military hardware … Read More