mercalia wrote:The state of the German Military
Germany’s military has become a complete joke
It can’t fulfil its role as a Nato member, let alone form the heart of a European defence force
Glad to know Germany not the model of perfection it would like us to think it is? Has been living the fat life for too long?
Seems like the EU shouldnt be relying on Germany anymore?
It's a probably sad fact that countries with competent military forces, even if sometimes under resourced in some environments, are countries that use them. Thus the forces of US, Russia, UK, France have relevant experience. So, of course, do Israel but their forces are unique to their own region and aren't deployed further afield.
But the German forces haven't been usefully employed since 1945. There were of course restrictions on German deployments and being at the front line of the Cold War meant German forces could sit at home, with a large conscript army and showing how much they contributed to NATO through training facilities and so on.
Things have changed since then, but the German outlook hasn't. As an outsider looking in l think the Germans should get over their Nazi hangover and deploy troops usefully, but they don't. And l know that having spent time with Germans as recently as May they did haven't got over the 'Nazizeit'.