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  AICGS: ANALYSES : The Bundeswehr at Fifty
The Bundeswehr was a compromise that came out of the ashes of the defeat of the European Defense Community by the French National Assembly in 1954 and was central to the consolidation of NATO.
Under this approach, the Bundeswehr was shaped as a conscript military with a strong emphasis on democratic control from both civilian political leaders and from the military itself.
However, with the end of the division of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Bundeswehr was faced with crucial new challenges regarding its roles and missions.
www.aicgs.org /analysis/c/szabo061605.aspx   (837 words)

 Germany Marks Five Years of Women in Armed Forces | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 02.01.2006
A trained electrician, Kreil felt discriminated against when her application to the Bundeswehr was rejected not because of her qualifications, but because of her gender.
Five years ago, a new era of change began for the Bundeswehr, from logistical adjustments such as separate barracks and facilities for women, to behavioral adjustments in the way male training officers deal with their female charges.
Bundeswehr officials made sure that offenders were strictly punished, and ran special seminars for officers on preventing sexual harassment.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,2144,1842630,00.html   (721 words)

 Germany. White Paper 1994 - Chapter VII: the Bundeswehr in the State and in society
The Bundeswehr vocational advancement service is assisting the Federal institute for Employment in providing retraining and continuation training for members of the former NPA who were not taken met by the Bundeswehr.
It was not possible to attain the reduction targets for the Bundeswehr on schedule, in keeping with the structural requirements and in a socially acceptable manner solely by means of retirements, the termination of contracts and a reduction in personnel recruitment.
It is in the interests of the Bundeswehr that the proximity and contactability of the chaplains for the servicemen is accepted as being as important as is stated in the Chaplain Service Agreement.
www.resdal.org /Archivo/alem-cap7.htm   (6787 words)

 Volkswagen Iltis (Typ 183)
Awaiting the arrival of this vehicle the Bundeswehr decided to procure a stop-gap vehicle to replace the DKW Munga, which was really getting outdated near the end of the 1960s.
Of the total of 8,800, the Bundeswehr got 8,470 units, 310 went to the Luftwaffe (air force) and 20 examples were in use with the Marine (navy).
The Bundeswehr later replaced the VW Iltis with its former contender, the Mercedes G-series.
www.geocities.com /spoelstra.geo/vw183   (1301 words)

 "Deutschland" Online
The Bundeswehr was also an instrument for achieving first the acceptance and then the increasing equality of the Federal Republic in the West.
According to the ruling of the highest German court on July 12, 1994, Bundeswehr deployments outside the territory covered by the NATO treaty, so-called “out-of-area” missions, are compatible with the Basic Law within the framework of collective security and alliance systems to which Germany belongs.
The end of the focus on Europe and the North Atlantic was marked by the Bundeswehr’s participation in Enduring Freedom, the US-led anti-terror operation (since 2001), and its leading role in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan.
www.magazine-deutschland.de /issue/Bundeswehr_4-05_ENG_E1.php   (1819 words)

 Bundeswehr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Cold War the Bundeswehr was the backbone of NATO's conventional defense in Central Europe.
With the reduction, a large amount of the military hardware of the Bundeswehr, as well as of the Volksarmee, had to be disposed of.
The Bundeswehr, however, does not consider itself as their successor and does not follow the traditions of any former German military organization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bundeswehr   (1738 words)

 The IWC Porsche Design Ocean Bund has a special place in IWC collectors
These primarily involved a fl bezel, an orange minutes hand, a flat sapphire crystal, and a nylon strap (a titanium bracelet was sold to the German Navy separately and was not affixed by IWC to the watch).
In addition, to comply with the Bundeswehr's specifications, the watch was tested for water resistance to "only" 300 meters, unlike the 2000 meters of the civilian Ocean 2000.
The Bundeswehr specifications appear to require the same rate standard of these models to the civilian Ocean 2000, which was 0 to +8 seconds per day.
www.iwcforum.com /Articles/OceanBund/text.html   (1218 words)

 Germany. White Paper 1994 - Chapter VI: the Bundeswehr in transition
The Bundeswehr is at present undergoing a radical transformation, and although the rule is that the measures are to be taken step by step, in a balanced manner and on the basis of social acceptability, the process is tantamount to building up from scratch again.
The Bundeswehr's mission is performed by the Army, the Air Force and the Navy, the Central Medical Agencies and Central Military Agencies of the Bundeswehr, and the agencies of the Federal Defence Administration.
The hospital operated by the Bundeswehr from 1992 to 1993 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the evacuation hospital operated from mid-1993 to the spring of 1994 in Somalia were an impressive demonstration of the operational readiness and capabilities of the Bundeswehr medical service.
www.resdal.org /Archivo/alem-cap6.htm   (8301 words)

 FDJ - Fascism and War-Never Again!:  Anti-militaristic activity in the Bundeswehr [FRG's army]
In these times, on the one hand, publications of "singular cases of fascist criminal offenses" in the Bundeswehr increase, and, on the other hand, the existence of classes is vehemently denied.
The NVA's founding took place according to the "Law for the creation of the NVA and the Department of National Defense." Its public law basis were the amendments to Articles 5 and 112 of the Constitution of the GDR of October 7, 1949; they were passed by the Volkskammer [parliament] on September 26, 1955.
In an inquiry report, the Defense Commissioner of the Bundeswehr, Marienfeld (Christian Social Union, CSU) states that a superior staff member "encouraged" the soldiers to stage the scenario of murder.
www.fdj.de /anti_militaristic_activity_in_the_bundeswehr.html   (1045 words)

 Germany: Bundeswehr to become an army for foreign intervention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Therefore the focal point of the proposals is an increase in the Crisis Reaction Force from 60,000 to 140,000, with a simultaneous reduction in the basic military organisation to 100,000 men.
Following the disastrous historical experiences with German militarism, the accepted doctrine after 1945 was that the "citizen in uniform", and not the career soldier, should form the backbone of the new army.
Moreover, conservative circles fear that the Bundeswehr could lose "its social acceptance", that through the "creeping abolition" of military service the connection could be lost between society and the army, which in every war forms the basis for the mobilisation of the population.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/jun2000/germ-j03.shtml   (2132 words)

 HK G36 (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The G36 originated in 1990 as "Project 50" for the German Bundeswehr, which desired a common receiver that could be used as the basis for a weapons family ranging from a 9x19mm submachine gun (SMG) to a 7.62x51mm belt-fed general-purpose machine gun (GPMG).
The difference between Bundeswehr and export versions of the G36 is the sighting system.
The Bundeswehr version of the G36 has a dual 3.5X magnification optical sight and an electronic red-dot reflex sight.
www.remtek.com.cob-web.org:8888 /arms/hk/mil/g36/g36.htm   (2816 words)

 NATO/IMS: Speech of the Commander of the Bundeswehr Operations Command - Oslo - 16 June 2005
The Bundeswehr Operations Command is the only national agency to issue directives and orders concerning the contingents and the only national point of contact for all commanders of German contingents deployed in operations abroad.
Under this recently completed operation, the Bundeswehr had operated a modern field hospital in the very centre of the disaster area, assisted in the rehabilitation of the destroyed BANDAH ACEH Hospital, while providing the capabilities of a combat support ship to support these activities.
Thus, the Bundeswehr Operations Command is responsible for around 6,500 personnel in 7 operations on three continents (plus another 23,000 soldiers at the same time either preparing for missions or undergoing post-deployment debriefing).
www.nato.int /ims/2005/win/opinions/s050716a.htm   (2188 words)

 DefenseNews.com - At 50 Years, Bundeswehr Struggles With Identity - 03/21/05 09:02
This year, Germany’s Bundeswehr celebrates its 50th birthday, one of the longest periods of armed forces continuity the nation has ever enjoyed.
To be certain, it is not an easy process since the Bundeswehr, as we know it, is gone, and this fact is troublesome for some political elites in Berlin.
It is an open secret that the three-way split of the Bundeswehr into intervention, stabilization and support forces was a fig leaf for the de facto halving of the Army.
www.defensenews.com /story.php?F=735647&C=commentary   (852 words)

 SPIEGEL SPECIAL - THE GERMANS: Germany's Bundeswehr Steps out on the Global Stage - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The new age of the Bundeswehr commenced harmlessly enough when, in May 1992, German troops set up a field hospital in Cambodia for victims of the Khmer Rouge.
But the Bundeswehr, which is evolving from a defense force into an "interventionist army," is chronically underfunded.
Although the Bundeswehr still has more than 284,000 men and women in uniform, the troops sent abroad, in shorter and shorter rotation, are invariably comprised of the same fixed-term and professional soldiers.
www.spiegel.de.cob-web.org:8888 /international/spiegel/0,1518,360869,00.html   (2184 words)

 Bundeswehr Totenkopf? - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
It was attached to a 1980s Bundeswehr beret of some sort.
These have been around for years and IMO this is a prime fantasy piece, as it has the same design skull of that of the SS with a oakleaf backing with the battle shield curved in one corner.
BUT - the Bundeswehr still use the death's head on some of their tanks.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /forums/showthread.php?t=53613   (493 words)

 Bundeswehr leave Ramstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Bundeswehr gate guards ended their three-plus years of duty at Ramstein on Wednesday.
A separate ceremony to thank the Bundeswehr for their efforts took place Thursday at the Berlin Wall memorial behind the Ramstein Officers' Club.
The Bundeswehr first arrived at Ramstein on March 7, 2003, as 153 German Soldiers began helping with entry control and vehicle search.
www.ramstein.af.mil /news/story.asp?id=123028393   (266 words)

 Research project: Heuer Bundeswehr fly-back chronograph dial variations
In summary, some dials feature markings that are the most true to the original Bundeswehr spec, while others may reflect changes to the spec over time and should still be considered authentic, yet others may reflect attempts by the unscrupulous to add additional markings to otherwise proper dials.
In addition, here's a link to the servicing manual for the Heuer Bundeswehr chronograph (written in German, file is PDF format).
This is the spiritual successor of the Heuer Bundeswehr chronograph: the Sinn 156 Mil.
brown-snout.com /horology/articles/bundeswehr   (1456 words)

 Germany's Humanitarian Army - Newsweek: International Editions - MSNBC.com
Two weeks ago, the troops were at the center of the "Skulls Affair," after a tabloid published photographs from 2003 of soldiers posing with old skulls they'd found in a clay pit next to a former Soviet outpost.
It took a constitutional-court ruling in 1994 to permit German soldiers to be deployed abroad at all.
Today, close to 10,000 Bundeswehr troops find themselves stationed in places as far-flung as Bosnia, Djibouti and southern Sudan—where the Germans patrol streets, dig wells and build schools.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15564791/site/newsweek   (579 words)

 German Bundeswehr Pocket Knife
It weighs a mere 3 1/2 oz.., yet it's got a 3 3/16" stainless knife blade, a standard screwdriver, a bottle opener, a saw with a protective cover, a corkscrew and a 3" punch/awl.
All this contained within a high impact plastic handle, accented by the Bundeswehr (German Army) symbol.
This was a great knife and held a good edge once it was sharpened.
west.loadup.com /military/surplus/843.html   (155 words)

 "There is No Clear Strategy for the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan" | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 01.11.2006
In an interview with DW-RADIO, Klaus Reinhardt, the former commander of the KFOR peacekeeping force in the Balkans, criticizes the German government for lacking a strategy in its deployments of the Bundeswehr.
Somehow this has to be brought together in some sort of synergistic approach for the well-being of the local population.
It's not good enough in southern Afghanistan only to fight the Taliban and to be there with military forces if the living conditions for the people in all these villages are not being amended at the same time.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,2144,2222357,00.html   (764 words)

 Desecrators of the Dead: The Bundeswehr's Excesses in Afghanistan - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
They fly in the face of a concept under which German soldiers are meant to serve as ambassadors of democracy, and under which they are meant to seek acceptance in crisis regions like Afghanistan and Lebanon, a strategy intended to boost their own security.
The public's dismay has only been amplified by the fact that the Bundeswehr is still widely viewed as a humanitarian relief agency in military garb, an organization whose work normally consists of projects like building emergency dikes in flood-stricken regions.
The soldiers could face up to three years in prison for the crime of "disturbing the dead." In addition, they are almost guaranteed to lose their jobs, their ranks and their military pensions.
www.spiegel.de /international/spiegel/0,1518,445356,00.html   (1248 words)

 Praktikum bei der Bundeswehr :: Hermann-Vöchting-Gymnasium, Blomberg (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
ich interessiere mich auch für ein Praktikum bei der Bundeswehr.
Hallo ich stehe auf vor meinem Praktikum und möchte auch etwas in der richtung Bundeswehr machen!
Ich habe in einem Jahr mein erstes Praktikum und möchte mich bei der Bundeswehr bewerben.
www.gymnasium-blomberg.de.cob-web.org:8888 /?p=197   (1755 words)

 Bundeswehr In Detail
For those after good reference material on the Bundeswehr (German Army) the site www.panzer-modell.de has been one of the better sites around for photographs and information on the various vehicles that make up the Bundeswehr with many excellent walkarounds on line.
And thanks to the likes of AFV Club, Revell Germany and now Trumpeter with their new FAUN Tank Transporter there are many kits available of Bundeswehr vehicles.
In all these are excellent CDs for the modeller with a wealth of detailed images of the Bundeswehr vehicles and will prove an invaluable addition to the reference library.
www.perthmilitarymodelling.com /reviews/books/bundeswehr.htm   (396 words)

 purevolume™ | BUNDESWEHR
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www.purevolume.com /bundeswehr   (31 words)

 Information on the VMI-Bundeswehr Exchange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Who can go:  You must be currently enrolled at VMI and have a minimum GPA of 2.5; you are expected to have completed four semesters of college German.
The two German Armed Forces Universities (henceforth “Universitäten der Bundeswehr” or “UniBw”) have offered VMI cadets the opportunity to study and live on their campuses for a semester or year since the late 1980s.
Credit Hours:  Cadets who participate in the Bundeswehr exchange typically study during VMI’s spring semester.
academics.vmi.edu /lang/drs/bundeswehr.htm   (717 words)

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