Photo Gallery: Reforming Germany's Armed Forces
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Photo Gallery: Reforming Germany's Armed Forces

Interview with German Defense Minister Army's Composition 'Still Reflects Spirit of Cold War'

In a SPIEGEL interview, German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, 38, discusses his controversial proposal to end mandatory conscription, the future of Germany's army and the government's ongoing headaches with the arms industry.
Interview conducted by Ulrike Demmer, Konstantin von Hammerstein and Dirk Kurbjuweit