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German Army Needs to Remove Nazi-Era Names: Defense Minister

The names of German military barracks honoring a handful of World War Two officers should changed to show that the country’s post-war armed forces have made a clean break from their Nazi past, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday.

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Soldiers’ Union: Only German Citizens Should Serve

A German soldiers’ union has come out against proposed plans to allow non-German citizens into the Bundeswehr which could hamper plans for a European Union (EU) army. The Armed Forces Association, which is the largest pressure group for the interests of soldiers