The defense of Germany and the German defense contribution

by Horst Mendershausen


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Identifies the central shortcomings of the German defense contribution as its resting on the notion of limited responsibility of the Germans for the defense of their country and the conjoined German notion that the contribution buys security from the United States. By condoning these notions, the United States permits the development of deep misunderstandings between the two countries, a continuation of absurd NATO arrangements, and a waste of both German and American defense resources.

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