In a grueling four-hour parliament hearing, the Defense Minister defended his leadership on the failed Eurohawk project. He admitted he made mistakes but rejected calls for his resignation.
The German army wants to lease Israeli-made armed drones. The move would make the Bundeswehr the 12th country in the world to have weaponized drone capabilities.
The German and French defense ministers have appeared at an air show in Berlin to present a new European drone and fighter plane project. Previous joint ventures have ended as fiascoes.
The co-chief of the Greens has accused Germany's government of complying with the Turkish regime's crackdown on liberties. Cem Özdemir also says Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel needs to stop deportations to Afghanistan.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has gone on the offensive after another Bundeswehr scandal. She may have broken a taboo, but it had to be done, says DW’s Marcel Fürstenau.
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