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Report Urges Germany to Control its Defense Buying

Germany must urgently overhaul its approach to arms procurement if it wants to contain rising costs and address the poor state of its military hardware, an independent report said on Monday. Half a year after vowing Germany would take a more active role in international crises, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been forced to acknowledge that some equipment is in such disrepair that Germany is unable to meet NATO commitments. The shortcomings came to light after two planes...

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