‘Helping shape world order’: New military roadmap seeks greater German defense role


German Bundeswehr army soldiers

RT – July 11, 2016

Germany is set to assume a greater defense role in NATO and the EU in a report set to be released by the country’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday, which adds that Germany has “a responsibility to help shape the world order.”

For decades Germany has refrained from being a major global player in regards to defense, instead preferring to remain on the periphery in part due to its guilt about its Nazi past and role in the Second World War.

However, that role has been changing and a report which is set to be published on Wednesday by Germany’s Defense Ministry will outline the country’s more assertive intention to have a greater role in the defense of NATO and the EU.