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More soldiers for Mali

In future more German troops can be deployed as part of the UN mission. (Source: Bundeswehr)

Berlin, 11.01.2017.
In future Germany is to step up its support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. As of February, up to 1,000 German soldiers can be deployed within the framework of the UN mission.


Fight against IS: Bundeswehr to continue training the Peshmerga

Up to 150 German soldiers are to train Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi security forces (Source: Bundeswehr/Wilke)

Berlin, 11.01.2017.
Bundeswehr troops are to continue to train the Peshmerga and Iraq’s armed forces. The German government has decided to extend the assignment in northern Iraq. Germany is thus stepping up its fight against the terrorist organisation IS.



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    Ursula von der Leyen is the 17th Minister of Defence.

  • History of the Federal Ministry of Defence

    The so-called Amt Blank became the Federal Ministry of Defence on 7 June 1955. Shortly before this date, the Federal Republic of Germany had acceded to NATO. The Federal Ministry of Defence is thus one of the younger ministries of the Federal Government. It can nevertheless look back on a very eventful history.


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