2020 Brings Decisions for Berlin’s Military Modernization

Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (center) has secured billions in additional funding for Germany’s armed forces; but without procurement reform, the country may struggle to spend it to improve capability.
Credit: Johannes Heyr/Bundeswehr
Germany may have made big commitments to increase defense spending, but it is struggling to deliver the modernization its armed forces badly need. As the richest European country, it appears to be finally awakening to allied calls to play a more proactive role in international security. Berlin added...

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