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  • Bundeswehr Corvette Braunschweig on UNIFIL mission

    It's an exciting day for the crew of the corvette Braunschweig during the UNIFIL mission off the Lebanese coast: It is the first time that the Lebanese armed forces have transported a boarding team to the German ship by helicopter.


  • General Breuer spricht bei Diskussionsrunde – Link zur Seite mit Video

    Dicussion: White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr

    The German Defense Ministry Director of the Project Group White Paper on Security Policy presents the findings and discuss the process which resulted in the recently released 2016 White Paper.


  • Heron in a hall

    Silent aerial reconnaissance for the Bundeswehr: training with the Heron 1

    Using the Heron 1 for reconnaissance and surveillance from the air is important for Bundeswehr soldiers in the field. Pilots and operators of these reconnaissance tools are trained in Israel.


  • Soldaten mit Fernglässer auf der Brücke

    Security operation in the Mediterranean

    Armed German troops are to be involved in the NATO-led maritime security operation Sea Guardian in future, the Cabinet has decided. In the Mediterranean, ships and aircraft are to work together to produce a detailed picture of the situation and to monitor the maritime area.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 60 years of the Bundeswehr – an army anniversary

    60 years after its formation, the Bundeswehr commemorates milestones of its history. Germany celebrates the 60th anniversay of its parliamentary army with a Grand Tattoo in front of the Reichstag parliament building. We take a look back at an eventful week with a public swearing in at Bad Salzungen, the Grand Tattoo outside the Reichstag in Berlin and parliamentary debates about this important anniversay. The video also contains historical footage from the Bundeswehr archives.



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