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  • Resolute Support Patch

    German troops to remain in Afghanistan

    The Bundeswehr is to carry on advising, supporting and training Afghan security forces in future. There will be a ceiling of 980 on the troops that will be made available. The Cabinet has extended the mandate for the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission by another year. This must still be approved by the German Bundestag.


  • UN Beobachter bei der Befehlsausgabe

    Bundeswehr in Sudan and South Sudan: Continued support for UN missions

    The Bundeswehr is to continue its involvement in two UN missions in Sudan and South Sudan until the end of 2017, the Cabinet has decided. The missions are intended to bring peace, stability and security to the region. The Cabinet's decision must still be approved by the German Bundestag.


  • 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.


  • 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)



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