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Germany adopts a more muscular security plan. Critics call it 'weak'

By Steven Erlanger and Christopher F. Schuetze

14 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

informed Summary

  1. Germany unveils its first comprehensive national security strategy since World War II, addressing military, economic, and geopolitical threats, including climate change.

BERLIN — Haunted by its responsibility for World War II and Nazi tyranny, Germany embraced the pursuit of peace with the fervor of a convert. But on Wednesday, its government took an important step toward shedding that legacy as war once again transforms the European continent.

For the first time since the world war ended, the government unveiled a comprehensive national security strategy meant to confront Germany’s vulnerability to new military, economic and geopolitical threats, including climate change.

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