Germany's new Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signaled during her visit to a base in Senegal that Germany should take on more responsibility in African missions.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is touring the ranks of the Bundeswehr this summer. But some of the military hardware she is admiring, like the NH90 helicopter, has seen more ground time than flight time.
German Defense Minister von der Leyen has met with Iraqi officials to determine how to continue to assist authorities in the country. But a debate about the Bundeswehr's role in the region could soften its commitment.
The possibility of German troops joining airstrikes in Syria if chemical weapons are used is causing a rift in Angela Merkel's government. The conflict has reached the Bundestag — and the statements are getting stronger.
A report suggests Germany's Bundeswehr could soon be called upon to take part in airstrikes on Syria, if another chemical attack were to occur. While Angela Merkel's CDU supports the idea, others remain wary.
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