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The bad news Bundeswehr: An examination of the truly dire state of Germany's military

By Matthias Gebauer and Konstantin von Hammerstein

17 Jan 2023 · 22 min read

Editor's Note

After Russia invaded Ukraine, German leaders vowed to build up the country's military. But the force remains in "free fall," reports Der Spiegel. A deep dive into German military dysfunction.

From Der Spiegel Magazine

Shortly after this story went to print, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht submitted her resignation. It was announced on Tuesday that she will be replaced by Boris Pistorius, a member of Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Social Democrats (SPD) who is moving to Berlin from Lower Saxony, where he was the state's interior minister.

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