Germans favor logistical support in Mali, but they decisively oppose sending their troops to fight the Islamists.
Is this really the death knell for Germany's venerable Social Democrats? For the first time, the party is even less popular than the right-wing AfD. Germany's party landscape is shifting dramatically, says Felix Steiner.
German satirical magazine "Titanic" managed to trick German tabloid "Bild" into publishing what it considered to be a major political scandal. Now, the hoax has given away to a larger debate on media ethics.
The German army reportedly lacks the tents, winter clothes and other essential equipment needed for its deployment in a NATO rapid reaction force. The German defense ministry pledged that the items would be procured.
The German parliament's military commissioner has published a report sharply critical of Germany's combat-readiness. The problem comes amid the country's increasing involvement in military missions abroad.
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