Tag Archives: Germany

All your base are lease to us?

The Conservative government is negotiating to establish a series of military support bases around the world, Defence Minister Peter MacKay has confirmed (Tristin Hopper, Canada to expand military reach with new facilities across the globe, National Post, 2 June 2011): The plan, dubbed the Operation Support Hubs Network, involves establishing a permanent presence in up […]

Five NATO countries want US nukes out of Europe

Five NATO countries plan to call for the removal of all U.S. tactical nuclear weapons from Europe, reports Agence France Presse (Pascal Mallet, “Allied bid for Obama to remove US European nuclear stockpile,” AFP, 19 February 2010). The five–Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Norway–include three of the four or five European NATO members that […]

850 additional German troops to be deployed to Afghanistan

As promised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the recent London Conference on Afghanistan, the German cabinet has approved the deployment 850 additional German soldiers to Afghanistan (“The German cabinet approves deployment of an extra 850 soldiers to Afghanistan,” Deutsche-Welle, 9 February 2010). The increase, which still has to be approved by the Bundestag (the lower house […]