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Wolfgang Schäuble pleads for more German military operations | TIME ONLINE


Bundestag President German politican has called for greater military engagement in Germany. "We cannot leave everything to the French and the Americans," the CDU politician told the newspapers of the Funke media group and the French newspaper Ouest-France, The Auschwitz apprenticeship could not be an argument for not engaging permanently.

Military means did not always lead to the goal, said Schäuble. But it would not work without the ability to show military relevance. "We cannot duck away. If Europe is to play a stronger role, then we have to do our part. I am completely with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is promoting that we take on more responsibility." The CDU chairwoman and minister of defense had called for this several times.

Of course you have to take the resistance in the population and in parliament seriously, but you also have to listen to the criticism of the alliance partners, said Schäuble. An expansion of Bundeswehr operations has "a moral price"
and bring "higher risks" with it. But Germany cannot continuously pass on the moral costs to others. "If France asks us, for example, to do more to fight for security in Mali, our answers in Paris will not provoke a storm of enthusiasm. You have to talk about that."


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