Handelsblatt Global Edition Magazine - - Glo­bal Eco­no­my Watch -

Ger­ma­ny spent 1.16 per­cent of GDP on de­fen­se in 2015, far be­low the 2 per­cent tar­get set by NA­TO.

The Luft­waf­fe has de­ploy­ed jets in the Midd­le East to sup­port the co­ali­ti­on against the Is­la­mic Sta­te, but they are re­stric­ted to non-com­bat ope­ra­ti­ons.

Past bud­get cuts ha­ve left the Ger­man mi­li­ta­ry short of func­tio­n­ing equip­ment.

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