war on the rocks

The Bundeswehr’s Troubles

March 2, 2018

Episode Notes:

A report from the German Parliament released in February tells tales of woe for the German military with regard to readiness, equipping, and management. This has worried Germany’s NATO allies as Germany is about to take over the alliance’s rapid reaction force, even though it appears that they do not possess the equipment necessary to take this role. Jason talks with Ulrike Franke, Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, about the causes and consequences of this predicament.