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  • Leereintrag
  • Video: The 2016 White Paper explained

    The White Paper is also a contribution by the German Government to the security policy debate in our country. Its purpose is to intensify and enrich this debate. In addition, it shows our international partners and allies how Germany sees its future role in the world in terms of security policy.


  • Troops throwing molotov cocktails during a drill

    KFOR – Joining the ORF batallion in Kosovo

    They will be called should the situation in the Balkans escalate. The ORF, or ”Operational Reserve Force“, consists of soldiers on call in their home countries. They can be ready for deployment in Kosovo within seven days.


  • Soldaten mit Flüchtlingen in zwei Booten – Link zum Beitrag

    Support for Libya: Operation SOPHIA to be extended

    Operation SOPHIA, the anti-human smuggling operation in the Mediterranean Sea, is to be continued and extended. German navy vessels will in future also be involved in preventing arms trafficking by sea to Libya, and will support the Libyan coastguard, the German Cabinet has decided.


  • WEISSBUCH Cover Deutsch

    The 2016 White Paper

    The White Paper is also a contribution by the German Government to the security policy debate in our country. Its purpose is to intensify and enrich this debate. In addition, it shows our international partners and allies how Germany sees its future role in the world in terms of security policy. The 2016 White Paper is the first of its kind to be based on an inclusive participation phase. National and international experts as well as interested citizens were given various opportunities to participate in the discussion about the future of German security policy.
    The 2016 White Paper (PDF, 4,5 MB)


  • Flaggen vor dem NATO Hauptquartier

    Role of NATO: Deterrence and dialogue

    Deterrence and dialogue are the two main pillars of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the view of the Chancellor. Germany has always worked for dialogue with Russia, she said. At the same time, however, it is important to strengthen NATO's eastern partners, said Angela Merkel in Berlin.


  • German Minister of Defense visits U.S. Army Europe

    Ursula von der Leyen, Germany's Minister of Defense, visited U.S. Army Europe's headquarters and met with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, Aug. 10, 2016. During her visit to Clay Kaserne, von der Leyen met with Hodges, key U.S. and German staff members, and sat in on a status briefing.



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