16 mai 2018

As Germany prepares for NATO crisis-response role, its military readiness is ‘abysmal’


STUTTGART, Germany — Germany’s military is virtually undeployable and security experts say it is too weak to meet its obligations to its allies, as it prepares to assume command of NATO’s crisis response force next year. Pressure on Berlin is mounting after a series of revelations has exposed the German military as one of the least combat ready in NATO, despite its economic heft. “The readiness of the German military is abysmal,” said Jorge Benitez, a NATO expert with the Atlantic Council in [...]