'Rearmament Spiral' A German Clash over Trump's NATO Demands

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.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaking with German troops in Mali

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaking with German troops in Mali

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