German army chief wants more money for equipment
28 February 2023 | 5:32 am
Lt. Gen. Alfons Mais says the €100 billion committed by the government last year is insufficient. Meanwhile, an association representing soldiers says the Bundeswehr turnaround needs to speed up.
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