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German militarism on display at NATO summit

by Johannes Stern, via WSWS

At the 2014 Munich Security Conference, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared that Germany was “too big merely to comment on world affairs from the side-lines,” and that “Germany must be ready for earlier, more decisive and more substantive engagement in the foreign and security policy sphere.” Last weekend’s NATO summit in Warsaw revealed the aggressiveness with which the German government has been pursuing this goal in the subsequent two years. 964 more words


NATO-Militärmission in Afghanistan geht in die dritte Verlängerung

Eine kürzere Version dieses Artikels erschien am 11.7.16 zusammen mit dem Kommentar (unten) in der taz. Der Kommentar steht (hier: http://www.taz.de/Kommentar-Afghanistan-Einsatz/!5317356/) bereits online.

“Vor allem haben wir beschlossen, unsere Mission Resolute Support (RS) über 2016 hinaus zu verlängern.“ Dies… 1,423 more words


Merkel Rearms Germany

by Johannes Stern, for WSWS

On the eve of this weekend’s NATO summit in Warsaw, Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union, CDU) delivered a government statement to the Bundestag (parliament) demanding the acceleration of German re-armament. 1,081 more words


Chapter 22 of the P. and G. Klopp Story - Part II

Challenging Times at Maxhof

In these turbulent days I now and then pulled out Biene’s letter and carefully read it over looking for a sign of encouragement, a key to her heart, but there was none except perhaps that she had written to me at all. 801 more words


Grundlegende Neujustierung

​Wenige Tage vor dem NATO-Gipfel in der polnischen Hauptstadt Warschau fordern deutsche Think-Tanks neben der Stationierung von Kampftruppen an der Grenze zu Russland den Ausbau des westlichen Atomwaffenarsenals. 168 more words

Chapter 22 of the P. and G. Klopp Story - Part I

From Darkness into Light

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’

Erich Fromm…

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Chapter 21 of the P. and G. Klopp Story - Part VII

New Year’s Eve Party

Chief Günther Kegler provides some much needed distraction

The stupendous outpour of pent-up emotions alleviated the anger and the pain. I began to enjoy the almost daily outings with my friend Gauke. 851 more words