17 May '18, 4pm

As #Germany prepares for #NATO crisis-response role, its #militaryreadiness is ‘abysmal’ https://t.co/724OKlU2ly

As #Germany prepares for #NATO crisis-response role, its #militaryreadiness is ‘abysmal’ https://t.co/724OKlU2ly

STUTTGART, Germany — Germany’s military is virtually undeployable and security experts say it is too weak to meet its obligations to its allies, as it prepares to assume command of NATO’s crisis response force next year. Pressure on Berlin is mounting after a series of revelations has exposed the German military as one of the least combat ready in NATO, despite its economic heft. “The readiness of the German military is abysmal,” said Jorge Benitez, a NATO expert with the Atlantic Council in Washington. “For years, German leaders have known that major elements of their armed forces, such as tanks, submarines and fighter jets, are not fully operational and can’t be used for actual military missions.” The military dysfunction is likely to re-emerge as a flashpoint between Berlin and Washington when President Donald Trump attends a NATO summit in July. Berlin’s persistent sho...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/as-germany-prepares-for-nato...

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