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  • Leereintrag
  • Emerson im Interview

    Ambassador John B. Emerson: „We welcome Germany's leadership role within NATO”

    In an interview with the editorial board of the German Armed Forces, the American Ambassador in Germany, John B. Emerson, explains his expectations of German security policy. Germany's commitment to the fight against the Islamic State and its crucial role in resolving the Ukraine conflict would be greatly appreciated in the United States. The relations between the United States and Germany are for the Ambassadors essential.

  • UN Flagge

    More troops for Mali

    In future Germany aims to provide more support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). As of February, the ceiling on troops is to be raised from 150 to 650, the Cabinet has decided. The motion must still be approved by the German Bundestag.

  • Waffenausbildung der Peschmerga

    Bundeswehr to continue training Peshmerga

    Germany is stepping up its fight against the terrorist organisation IS. Up to 150 German soldiers are to train Peshmerga fighters and members of the Iraqi security forces. The German Bundestag must still approve the Cabinet decision.

  • Fight against terrorist organisation: Bundestag approves mandate for Syria mission

    With a large majority, the German Bundestag has voted to approve the deployment of the Bundeswehr in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS). Up to 1,200 Bundeswehr troops are to support the international alliance against the terrorist organisation.

  • Figt against IS: Tornado jets fly first missions

    To support the fight against the terrorist organisation IS, the first German Tornado jets have taken off on reconnaissance missions. They have taken high resolution photos. The Bundeswehr has up to six Tornado jets stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.



Current as of 1/11/16