16 august 2018

Bundeswehr Turned Into 'Spare Parts Warehouse' – German Newspaper


While the German government is looking for ways to increase defense outlays to 1.5 percent of GDP from its current 1.3 percent, experts warn that the uptick will not be enough to fully meet the army’s needs. The German armed forces are in a state of deep crisis, faced with acute underfunding, the newspaper Zuddeutsche Zeitung wrote. According to the publication, the 38.5 billion euros Germany plans to spend on defense in 2018 seem sufficient only at first glance. In fact, the armed forces don’t [...]