Photo Gallery: Berlin's Arms Deals

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German Weapons for the World How the Merkel Doctrine Is Changing Berlin Policy

Germany used to be extremely careful about where it exported its weapons. In recent years, however, Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown a preference for sending high-tech armaments abroad rather than German soldiers -- even if that means doing business with questionable regimes. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan