Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Germany: Report slams readiness state of Military.

(Berlin) The state of Germany's military has deteriorated in recent years amid budget cuts and poor management, according to a report published on Tuesday by Parliamentary Armed Forces Commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels. The ‘Report on theOperational Readiness of the Bundeswehr’s Primary Weapons Systems 2017,’ has been seen by local media and is set to be presented to Germany’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday. So what did the report say:

Number of weapon systems ready for action:
Not good, and her Defence Minister is currently fighting to keep her job. Funny enough I saw this picture a few years ago which sums up the state of play within central Europe regards their attitude to defence. (The two on the left have been replaced by males) 

And Mrs Merkel mocked President Trump when he said Europe has to spend more money on defence a year ago.