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June 13, 2020

The day of the German army shifted due to Corona and into the net

Under the Motto “We are here” will also be committed this year, the day of the German army, although because of the Corona of a pandemic in any other Form. To avoid the risk of Infection, there will be no events in the bases and facilities of the armed forces. Instead, the Bundeswehr presents itself online.

On Saturday, the 13. June, from 11 am to 13 PM, the troupe’s shows on the YouTube channel “Bundeswehr Exclusive” in films and pictures, which you can. In addition, there are more than ten live circuits to army, air force and Navy. An interactive exchange between the soldiers and visitors of the Instagram channel of the German armed forces allows.

Henning Otte, defense policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, considers that it is right that the “day of the Bundeswehr” takes place in spite of the contact constraints as a result of the Corona-pandemic: “How can citizens of our country, a transparent image of what the armed forces make day in and day out.”

Use in the order of the Parliament

What many may not know: The Bundeswehr is a parliamentary army. That means that you can only be deployed abroad, when the Bundestag allowed. Also about the defense budget of the Bundestag controlled by the force. With this scheme, the young Federal Republic of Germany drew the Lessons of history. Henning Otte, the Bundeswehr is “the important pillar of the defence and security policy in our democracy, which has its place in the midst of society”.

Helpers at home and abroad

The Bundeswehr is currently in more than ten foreign missions. The Bundestag approved only Recently, a new use to the weapons smuggling off the coast of Libya to prevent the EU Mission “Irini”. Some of the other mandates were renewed, including for Somalia, the southern Mediterranean, and Mali. The intervention in Mali, which is divided on the UN stabilization mission, MINUSMA, and the EU training mission, EUTM, is now the largest in numbers, in addition to Afghanistan.

In a few days the extension of the observer mission UNIFIL in Lebanon and the stabilization mission KFOR in Kosovo to a vote in the Bundestag.

Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the Bundeswehr is also in the domestic a variety of way of administrative assistance: This includes medical care, operation of test stations and the provision of accommodation. Henning Otte draws a balance: “The German army is a strong force.”


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