'Achtung Bundeswehr!' - German Military Reformers Unveil Major Force Revisions




The recent announcement that Germany will formally suspend its conscription programme in 2011 marks the next step in the long and painful process of reforming the Bundeswehr (German Army). Speaking about the decision, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the restructuring could "be a symbol of the readiness to change, and the need to change, in our country." Indeed, the need to change has been abundantly clear to Germany’s military elite and NATO allies for many years now. It is the readin...
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