After scandals in which German soldiers allegedly planned assassinations to frame asylum seekers and glorified the Nazis, Germany’s defense minister Ursula von der Leyen took a hard stance and put new regulations into effect.
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.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has said Germany needs to stick around to deliver training to Iraqi troops. She warned that "Islamic State" still has an ideological foothold.
The fire was started by Germany's military testing rockets in the area. A firefighter told DW that he expected the efforts to extinguish the blaze would last well over a week.
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.
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