German army struggling with NATO obligations – media

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The Bundeswehr is short of battle-ready tanks to bolster the bloc’s rapid deployment force, German media report.

Germany would be ill-equipped to fulfill its NATO commitments in the event of an emergency requiring an immediate military response, state broadcaster ZDF has reported. Berlin was scheduled to form the core of the military bloc’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) this year. However, the military unit responsible lacks battle-ready tanks for the mission, the broadcaster said on Monday, citing internal documents.

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