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As Europe strengthens and heads towards a policy of mutual defense, Germany aims for a stronger European role in NATO as the members evolve from allies in the Cold War to allies in shaping the process of globalization.
Germany is a supporter of increased autonomy for the EU and increased investment in its power structures at the expense of national sovereignty.
Germany views the WTO as a key organization in the process of addressing poverty in developing countries, a primary issue in relations between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
www.u.arizona.edu /~volgy/germany.html   (3496 words)

 Germany's New Government:
The Moscow Business of Roland Koch - Whom Will Defend the New Germany's Defense Minister?
He was accompanied by his deputies Igor Parkhomenko and Alexei Kuznetsov, the Minister of foreign economic relations of the Government of Moscow area Tigran Karakhanov, and also by the heads of several municipal formations of the Moscow suburbs.
Germany as one of the main members of NATO is the guarantor of safety of these countries in the case of disputed situation with Moscow.
Besides, it is possible to recollect the recent military drills of the Russian commandos near the Latvian and Estonian border in the heat of the crisis around the agreement on this border.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=455   (1689 words)

 Center for Strategic Decision Research, Peter Struck, Michele Alliot-Marie, General George Joulwan, SACEUR, General ...
Germany again was the first to react very quickly and organize the Petersberg meeting in November 2001 without which the future Afghanistan would have been very different.
Minister Scharping has had the very difficult task of reorganizing the German military and adapting its military capabilities to the new requirements of defense and crisis management.
He became Minister President of Rhineland Palatinate in 1991 and was Chairman of the SPD from 1993 to 1995.
www.csdr.org /berlin02/deruyt.htm   (956 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Joint Press Conference with SecDef Cohen & MOD Scharping of Germany
The defense relationship between the United States and Germany is fundamental to the strength of the NATO alliance itself and to the security of Europe.
Minister Scharping: Ladies and gentlemen, we talked about the bilateral relations between Germany and the United States and that is a very solid, a very good relationship; also, indispensable for our future based on common values, based on common interests, based on a common heritage.
Minister Scharping: As I said, there was some talk about it, but at least the decision and consensus based on that main goal to strengthen NATO in its cohesion and not to go any way, Germany on its own.
www.fas.org /news/germany/t11241998_t124gmod.html   (2369 words)

 Germany eyes military 'exit strategy' from Bosnia - iht,europe,Germany Bosnia - Europe - International Herald Tribune
Germany currently has 843 troops in the European Union peacekeeping force in Bosnia — just one of a series of German missions that also include Afghanistan, Kosovo, Congo and, most recently, naval patrols off the Lebanese coast.
Over recent years, Germany has vastly expanded its military engagement abroad, showing increasing willingness to deploy peacekeepers as its moves away from the caution and isolation rooted in its World War II past.
Still, many in Germany worry that the military already is overstretched and that some missions drag on far longer than intended.
www.iht.com /articles/ap/2006/10/30/europe/EU_GEN_Germany_Bosnia.php   (554 words)

 The Daily Athenaeum Interactive
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, speaking hours after the election victory, said the tone of Schroeder’s campaign had poisoned the bilateral relationship and the U.S. defense chief shunned Germany’s defense minister as NATO prepared to meet in Warsaw, Poland.
She was quoted as saying the alleged comparison of Bush to Hitler by Germany’s minister of justice had created a ‘‘poisoned’’ atmosphere.
Justice Minister Herta Daeubler-Gmelin, who has denied making the comparison that was quoted in a German newspaper, announced in a letter that she was not available for the post after receiving clear signals that the government would not have her.
www.da.wvu.edu /archives/022409/news/022409,01,02.html   (549 words)

 Iraq expected to dominate discussion at NATO defense meeting
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who flew to Colorado Springs Monday, also will meet one-on-one there with some of his counterparts, including Germany's Defense Minister Peter Struck and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, who is scheduled to join on Thursday, Pentagon officials said.
Germany and Russia joined France in opposing the invasion of Iraq and have pressed for a rapid return of Iraqi sovereignty, while Washington has insisted on a step-by-step approach with no firm timetable and a limited UN role.
EU defense ministers meeting in Rome also appeared to have averted another divisive dispute with Washington by backing away from a proposed European military headquarters separate from NATO.
www.spacewar.com /2003/031006215647.4l7uaake.html   (704 words)

 Former german defense Minister says Germany needs nuclear Arms - Military Photos
The relationship between France and Germany should be strictly the one of partners on equal terms.
Actually, as it is now, it is possible that Germany would be the target of choice for anyone who wants to attack an European country with a WMD weapon.
The annual expenditure for defense has to be raised to 30 to 35 billion Euros, at least.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=70086   (1554 words)

 Security issues in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to former German Defense Minister Peter Struck, Germany does not face a conventional threat to its territory.
At the end of 2004, Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution identified 24 Islamic organizations operating in Germany that pose a security risk or promote extremism.
The fact that Germany refused to participate in 2003 invasion of Iraq may mitigate the risk of terrorism by extremist Islamic groups somewhat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Security_issues_in_Germany   (858 words)

 National Defense Magazine
Defense officials and program managers will have to come up with a new structure and organization, as well as an equipment procurement plan, according to Germany’s Defense Minister Peter Struck.
The German defense budget, he said, currently is characterized by high operating expenditures and personnel costs, insufficient investment rate, considerable over-planning and resources committed to contracts.
Germany has set aside a budget of 8.2 billion euros for 60 aircraft and expects initial operating capability in 2009.
www.nationaldefensemagazine.org /issues/2003/Dec/Germany_Launches.htm   (1723 words)

 Gustav Noske - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He served as the Defense Minister of Germany between 1919 and 1920.
He was the first defense minister of the Weimar Republic.
To crush the incipient anarchy, he permitted and even encouraged the organization and employment of right-wing, ultra-nationalist freikorps; on the other hand, he defused the Kiel Mutiny of 1918 without a shot being fired.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gustav_Noske   (308 words)

 CNN.com - Germany: Never say never on Iraq - Oct 13, 2004
BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- Germany's defense minister said Wednesday his country cannot rule out getting involved in Iraq in the long run, though it could take years for that to happen.
But it is possible in the long term, in years perhaps, that Germany would become engaged," he said in a statement released by the Defense Ministry in Berlin.
Last week, August Hanning, head of Germany's Federal Intelligence Service, told a news conference that violence in Iraq could turn the country into a failed state and a haven for terrorists.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/10/13/germany.iraq/index.html   (361 words)

 Mothers Against the Draft - German def. min. proposes universal slavery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Germany's defense minister-designate, Franz-Josef Jung, wants to introduce general conscription for the armed forces, paving the way for conflict with his SPD coalition partners, who are against such a plan.
Germany's current constitution prohibits such domestic deployments and to institute such a policy, lawmakers would have to amend the country's "Basic Law," something Jung and his union colleagues have said they will pursue.
As defense minister, Franz-Josef Jung will be expected to translate political objectives into an appropriate military response and also get on well with the troops.
www.mothersagainstthedraft.org /forum/showthread.php?t=431   (752 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Germany: A role in Iraq?
BERLIN — Germany's defense minister suggested yesterday that his country might one day send troops to Iraq, but Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder played down those remarks and said it would not happen.
Germany strongly opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and has not sent any troops to Iraq.
However, Defense Minister Peter Struck told reporters at a NATO meeting in Romania that "it is certainly thinkable that there could be a time — perhaps in years — when Germany will become engaged."
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002062697_germany14.html   (151 words)

 NPR : Profile: Germany's Defense Minister Looks to NATO Resolution of Differences Related to Contingency Planning for ...
Germany's defense minister said today he hopes that by Saturday NATO can resolve its dispute over contingency planning for a war in Iraq.
Germany says it is a reliable ally and has already agreed to help and is helping NATO partner Turkey prepare its defenses.
But Germany says by making a formal request for contingency planning, the US was asking NATO to endorse the view that war is inevitable.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/transcripts/2003/feb/030213.harris.html   (961 words)

 israelinsider: Briefs: German defense minister to visit Israel and Lebanon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Germany's defense minister will go to Israel and Lebanon this week, his ministry said Sunday, a trip that follows an incident last week involving a German ship off the Lebanese coast and Israeli fighter jets.
Also on Friday, he is to meet with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora and Defense Minister Elias Murr in Beirut.
The German Defense Ministry confirmed that the incident occurred, but said it was not a threatening situation.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Briefs/9752.htm   (406 words)

 israelinsider: diplomacy: Report: Germany expects to send over 1,200 service personnel for Lebanon force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Germany will likely contribute more than 1,200 service personnel to the U.N. peacekeeping force for Lebanon, its defense minister said in remarks published Thursday.
Germany is offering warships backed up by surveillance aircraft to prevent weapons being smuggled to Hezbollah guerrillas after their war with Israel.
Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung was asked in a newspaper interview about reports that the German force would number about 1,200.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Diplomacy/9326.htm   (411 words)

 CNN.com - Split NATO waits for Blix - Feb. 14, 2003
CNN's Stephanie Halasz reports that Germany and Russia are urging inspectors to pursue their mission.
For four weeks, France, Germany and Belgium have blocked U.S. proposals for NATO to plan for the deployment of early warning planes, missile defenses and anti biochemical units to Turkey, the only alliance member which borders Iraq.
Germany's Defense Minister Peter Struck Thursday indicated the NAC would meet to decide on the planning Saturday, but later told German television any decision on helping Turkey could be "on Saturday some time afterward."
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/02/14/sprj.irq.nato.mtg/index.html   (503 words)

 NATO DEFENSE MINISTERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
TEXT: Defense Secretary William Cohen said (Wednesday) in Hamburg that Germany's defense spending is setting a bad example for NATO's new members -- Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.
NATO diplomats say Defense Secretary Cohen will emphasize that no American decision about deploying a limited missile defense will be made until the middle of next year -- so there is no need yet to re- negotiate the treaty.
The issue of defense spending also affects the European Union's plans to develop its own military force to be used in cases where the United States and other NATO members might not want to become involved.
www.fas.org /man/nato/news/1999/991201-nato1.htm   (529 words)

 Report: German soldiers posed with skull - Europe - MSNBC.com
Defense chief pledges to investigate alleged incident in Afghanistan
BERLIN - Germany’s defense minister expressed horror Wednesday at photos that appeared to show German troops in Afghanistan posing with a human skull and pledged that any soldiers found to be involved would be punished.
Germany is proud of its post-World War II military training rules, which reflect lessons drawn from the Nazi era by urging soldiers to take responsibility for their actions.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15410569   (564 words)

 SHAPE News Morning Update -
The alliance is considering the move to combat what it sees as a higher risk of attacks on shipping in the western Mediterranean than further east, Peter Struck said during a visit to German forces based in the small Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti as part of the international war on terrorism.
Britain’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday there had been no formal U.S. approach to use British bases for its “Son of Star Wars” missile defense project despite media expectations such a request was imminent.
Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis said on Sunday a peace deal on the divided island of Cyprus was possible by the end of February, the latest timeframe presented to Greek and Turkish Cypriots by the United Nations.
www.nato.int /shape/news/2002/12/n021216.htm   (676 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
LUDWIGGSHAFEN, Germany, January 17 (IslamOnline and News Agencies) – Germany Defense Minister said on Friday, January 17, that it is not conceivable for Germany to vote for an attack on Iraq at the UN Security Council, as Australian Defense Minister Robert Hill said Iraq arms are suspicious but no trigger for war.
Germany Defense Minister said in an interview published on Friday that it is not conceivable for Germany to vote in favor of military action against Iraq at the UN Security Council, Agence France-Presse (AFP) said.
Germany, which became a non-permanent member of the Security Council on January 1 and takes over from France as its president on February 1, has so far studiously refused to say how it would vote on any possible resolution authorizing a strike against Baghdad.
www.islamonline.net /english/news/2003-01/17/article02.shtml   (1182 words)

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Earlier Sunday, Germany said on its navy, which is patrolling the Lebanese coast as part of an international peacekeeping force, had been involved in a second incident involving Israeli fighter planes.
Defense Minister Amir Peretz denies report that two IAF jets fired shots towards German vessel off shores of Lebanon.
Germany assumed command of a UN naval force off Lebanon this month, and has sent eight ships and 1,000 service personnel to join the international peace operation in the region.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/1,7340,L-3321054,00.html   (548 words)

 RedOrbit - Science - Ex-Defense Minister Suggests Germany Build Possession of Nuclear Weapons
BERLIN, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Germany may need to develop its own nuclear weapons to counter nuclear threat from a terrorist state, a former defense minister said Thursday.
If such guarantees could not be inked in a formal NATO doctrine, Germany needed to consider building its own nuclear deterrence system, said the former minister, who admitted that his suggestions were breaking a national taboo.
Germany's security would be reduced rather than increased by possessing nuclear weapons, Stinner added.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/371857/exdefense_minister_suggests_germany_build_possession_of_nuclear_weapons/index.html?source=r_science   (344 words)

 KKTC ruling party: No talks without recognition Defense minister Turk in Germany to take part in WEU meetings Turkey ...
Defense Minister Hikmet Sami Turk is in Bremen, Germany to take part in the spring meetings of the Ministerial Council of the Western European Union (WEU).
The meetings will take two days, and the defense ministers of NATO and the European Union will come together in an unofficial gathering on the first day of the meetings, said Turk at Ankara's Esenboga Airport before his departure.
On the first day, there is to be a meeting of representatives from 21 countries, comprised of the defense ministers and foreign ministers of both the full and associate members, as well as of observer nations.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=12373   (1243 words)

 Should Germany and Austria Toler
In Germany today, anyone who publicly disagrees with the state sponsored view of the Holocaust is persecuted and prosecuted.
Germany was forced to accept sole responsibility for causing the war and required to pay all civilian damage caused by the conflict.
The censorship of Holocaust revisionism in Germany serves the sociopolitical interests of political Zionism and the non-Jewish elites that are allied with them, so as to maintain the current sociopolitical status quo.
www.honestmediatoday.com /should_germany_and_austria_toler.htm   (2347 words)

 German defense chief softens Iraq stance - Financial Times - MSNBC.com
Analysts in Berlin argue that a Kerry victory would increase pressure on Germany to step up its involvement in Iraq, even though public opinion is still firmly against the U.S. role in Iraq and against any heightened German engagement.
Struck said he could envisage Germany making a larger "political contribution to stability in the [Middle East] region", building on mediation efforts in recent years by Joschka Fischer, foreign minister, regarding Israel and the Palestinians.
Germany announced last month a shipment of 20 armored vehicles to the Iraqi military, as part of Berlin's increased involvement in NATO-led reconstruction efforts there.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6239901   (588 words)

 Germany probes photos of soldiers - NewsAlerts.com
Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung also announced a review of training for foreign deployments.
Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung condemned the photographs printed in top-selling daily Bild, portraying servicemen in macabre and sometimes obscene poses with the skull.
Germany's defense minister expressed horror Wednesday at photos that appeared to show German troops in Afghanistan posing with a human skull and pledged that any soldiers found to be involved would be punished.
www.newsalerts.com /full/5c1/germany-probes-photos-of-soldiers.html   (337 words)

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