Germany army troops can’t even muster enough basic gear for their NATO mission

The German Bundeswehr “lacks basic equipment” for its role in NATO’s rapid deployment force, severely limiting the force’s utility. The German Defense Ministry said the items would be quickly procured, but for the time being, the Bundeswehr lacks protective vests, winter clothing and tents to be the “spearhead” army for NATO’s rapid reaction force. News of the [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.