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German military introduces central command and new cyber branch

5th April 2024 - 17:54 GMT | by Lena Voelk in London


German defence minister Boris Pistorius (right) speaking about the new army structure to German service members. (Photo: Bundeswehr/Joerg Castensen)

The German defence minister claimed the reforms would mean the 2025 military budget would require an additional €6.5 billion (US$7 billion).

The German minister of defence Boris Pistorius has announced a comprehensive reform for the German Armed forces on NATO’s 75th anniversary. The military reforms includes the setting up of a new central command, which will combine the previously separate structures for domestic and foreign deployments to operate under a newly established joint command.

Speaking in Berlin, Pistorius claimed the reforms would allow for faster decision-making processes and easier arrangements between the military and the defence ministry. Tasks would include planning high-level assignments and being the main point of contact for NATO, as well as other international and national partners.

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Lena Voelk


Lena Voelk

Lena Voelk is a reporter for Shephard focusing on Naval Warfare. 

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