12 Jul '18, 8pm

It appears that SPRUANCE-PERRY Syndrome is spreading to our allies.

It appears that SPRUANCE-PERRY Syndrome is spreading to our allies.

What happens when you just don't give a damn about your own defense and your alliance's defense? Well, let's see what the last few years have done to the German Navy . Germany's parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces has urged the navy to stop deploying frigates to NATO, EU and UN missions. Hans-Peter Bartels says the military simply doesn't have enough ships. Didn't Admiral Mullen and others say that if we need extra ships, especially frigates, we can always get our allies to pitch in? About that "1,000 Ship Navy" ... In an interview published in the Sunday tabloid Bild am Sonntag, Bartels blamed bureaucracy and mismanagement for a lack of available frigates. "The navy will soon run out of operational ships," the Social Democrat (SPD) politician told the paper. Yes, I know, that hits a bit close to home, but ... "There are too many administrative responsibilities...

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