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From climate to feminism, Germany’s first security strategy casts wide net

By Bertrand Benoit

14 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

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  1. Germany's new national security strategy focuses on military spending, climate change and feminism.

BERLIN—As war rages on NATO’s eastern edge, Germany’s new national security strategy focuses not just on more military spending but on climate change and feminism.

The 76-page document, the first such government strategy in Germany’s post-World War II history, marks Berlin’s response to mounting global threats, from armed conflicts and pandemics to broken supply chains and cyber espionage.

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