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Germany’s Arms Exports Turn Into Gamesmanship

Germany’s Arms Exports Turn Into Gamesmanship

It’s been a long time since a German vice-chancellor has defied his chancellor – especially over Germany’s booming weapons exports. In Angela Merkel’s previous government, the vice chancellor and economy minister was Philipp Rösler of her “preferred” coalition partner, the […]


Is NATO Expansion to Blame for Crimean Crisis?

Is NATO Expansion to Blame for Crimean Crisis?

The West’s relations with Russia are at an historic low. This comes after years of NATO’s enlargement policy in Eastern Europe. Should the military alliance have acted more cautiously? Jamie Shea likes to reference knowledgeable people. In the context of […]


Southeast, East Asia Build Up Naval Capabilities

Southeast, East Asia Build Up Naval Capabilities

Due to a lack of security agreements and codes of conduct, East Asian countries continue their naval arms race, increasing the risk of a military confrontation as rapidly expanding economies vie for scarce resources. The first of six Russian kilo-class […]


US-Afghan Security Deal Covers More Than Military Cooperation

US-Afghan Security Deal Covers More Than Military Cooperation

After four days of debate, an overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga voted to endorse allowing US troops to stay in the country after the end of the NATO mission there in 2014. The security agreement required for such a […]


US Arms Industry Profits from Aid Funds to Egypt

US Arms Industry Profits from Aid Funds to Egypt

The EU has put on hold arms shipments to Egypt, while the US continues to support the Egyptian military. Defense contractors in the US stand to profit. It seemed to be a difficult answer for Barack Obama. The US president […]


Germany Frets Over High Military Dropout Rate

Germany Frets Over High Military Dropout Rate

Germany’s voluntary military service is a soldier’s taster course for young men and women. Almost 30 percent of those who take part abandon the training early. The army doesn’t seem to mind – it has other priorities. Homesickness, a career, […]


Germany Starts Moving Equipment Out of Afghanistan

Germany Starts Moving Equipment Out of Afghanistan

Germany has started withdrawing its soldiers and material from Afghanistan. The move poses a great logistical challenge and will also be expensive. Despite the Bundeswehr’s experience in overseas assignments, getting its equipment out of Afghanistan will prove to be an […]


German Auditor Criticizes Euro Hawk Drone Project Failings

German Auditor Criticizes Euro Hawk Drone Project Failings

A German government auditor has criticized the Defense Ministry’s level of financial oversight surrounding a failed drone program. The Euro Hawk project was described as having “many weaknesses.” According to auditors, the government spent 668 million euros ($822 million) in […]


German Defense Minister to Face Grilling Over Euro Hawk Debacle

German Defense Minister to Face Grilling Over Euro Hawk Debacle

The German parliament has taken on the task of conducting a rapid-fire investigation into the Euro Hawk drone debacle. With elections looming, the defense minister’s testimony could prove politically explosive. In a period of just days, German parliamentarians hope to […]


 
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