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German army is to be increased to 203,000 actives

Von der Leyen approves new plan for army personnel

The Bundeswehr (German army) wants to increase their amount of active soldiers to 203,000 by 2025. This is an add on to the previously planned increase by 5000 more.

Berlin - The Bundeswehr wants to increase their amount of active soldiers to 203,000 by 2025. This is an add on to the previously planned increase from 183,000 soldiers to 198,000 by 2024.

Goal of the new reform is to increase readyness, efficiency and capacity of the german forces and to “build up important future skills“ stated the ministry for defense. Federal minister of defence Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) had approved the change of plans on Wednesday. On top of the new soldiers around 4600 new civil posts are to be given out by 2025.


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