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NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS PROGRAM
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A Strengthened German Military Could Help Minimize U.S. Security Obligations in Europe
April 17, 2023 – By Benjamin Giltner: Giltner recommends a strengthened German military to provide for its own security amid a revisionist Russia. By ensuring the Germans build up a “people’s military” instead of a more elitist and closed off security sector, the Germans can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. Giltner argues the United States only has so much bandwidth; a strengthened German military could help minimize U.S. security obligations in Europe.