Photo Gallery: Germany's Drone Debacle
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Drone Debacle

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Minister on the Defensive Drone Program Collapse Has Berlin Under Pressure

Thomas de Maizière has long been a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel. But the defense minister now finds himself at the center of controversy after cancelling Germany's half-billion euro surveillance drone program last week. He has allegedly known about the project's problems for months.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
With reporting by Ralf Beste, Matthias Gebauer, Gordon Repinski and Gerald Traufetter