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Germany's Defence Minister prepares to unveil plans to reform the country's armed forces

Karlotta Bahnsen
August 23, 2010

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is presenting his plans for military reform today - which could lead to a big shake-up in the country's armed forces, the Bundeswehr. He's said to favour a purely professional army. But tough discussions lie with opposition to his plans from within his own conservative bloc.

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