- April 21, 2017
Taliban-Kämpfer haben im Norden Afghanistans einen Armeestützpunkt angegriffen. Dieser liegt nur wenige Kilometer vom Feldlager der Deutschen in Masar-i-Scharif entfernt. Dutzende Menschen starben. mehr...
- February 24, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that NATO member states pay their fair share has turned into a political hot potato ahead of German elections later this year. But the debate ignores a salient fact: The German military is in a terrible state. more... [ Comment ]
- January 24, 2017
"Die Lücken beim Personal sind zu groß - es geht alles zu langsam". Der Wehrbeauftragte hat der Bundeswehr ein schlechtes Zeugnis ausgestellt: Die Truppe sei überlastet, das Material veraltet. mehr...
- October 12, 2016
The Taliban has carried out repeated raids on Kunduz in northern Afghanistan despite ongoing Western presence in the country As the situation has deteriorated, locals have become caught between two fronts -- and the future of the country is at stake. more... [ Comment ]
- April 06, 2016
Eine Mitarbeiterin der Hamburger Fraktion der Linken saß in der Stadt Arbil im Norden des Irak im Frauengefängnis. Nun wurde sie nach Angaben des Auswärtigen Amtes freigelassen. mehr...
- December 08, 2015
Germany has approved the deployment of reconnaissance planes, a frigate and support personnel to support the fight against Islamic State in Syria. Experts say IS can't be defeated with air strikes alone. Will Germany ultimately be forced to send in ground troops? more... [ Comment ]
- November 11, 2015
With the refugee crisis showing no signs of abating, Germany is rapidly changing its foreign and security policy focus. Gone are the days of democracy promotion. Now the primary goal is that of preventing people from migrating to Europe. By SPIEGEL Staff
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- September 30, 2014
Germany wants to strengthen its role in international affairs. But recent reports suggest the country's weapons systems are in such disrepair that Berlin actually has very little to offer its partners. more... [ Comment ]
- June 11, 2014
In an interview, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, 55, discusses her push to deepen the country's foreign involvement, the Ukraine crisis and progress made to date by Germany's military in Afghanistan. more... [ Comment ]
- April 22, 2014
Six months ago, Germany's military withdrew from Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. Since then, regional security has eroded and many of those left behind feel abandoned. Some say that the departure came too soon. more... [ Comment ]