February 12, 2014

Can Germany Grow Up?

Jochen Bittner, New York Times

The Associated Press

Without unfettered leadership from Germany, European-level military operations will be hobbled. The multinational European Union battle groups, for instance, have never been used since their formation in 2005, although they could have been helpful in theaters like Mali or the Central African Republic. Why not? Because Germany, whose size gave it a virtual veto, never wanted them to be used.

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