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No Trust In Self, No Money For Defense

In the world of security and defense, Germany presents an enigma. How can a country that has been re-unified and fully sovereign for almost 30 years, a country possessing a fully globalized economy (the fourth-largest in the world), a country with a few heavy history lessons under its belt, be so completely absent strategically? Why is it that especially in military affairs, Germany seems to be unable to play the role expected of it, given its size, strength, and geographic location?There once was a good deal of understanding for the historic complexes on Germany’s shoulders, and this understanding had led …read more

Source:: The American Interest