Latest German armed forces News

Germany in deal for Slovenia to send tanks to Ukraine

Sep. 20, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Slovenia have sealed a deal that will see Slovenia send 28 tanks of Soviet-era design to Ukraine and get 40 modern military trucks from Germany, the German Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht agreed to sign a letter of...

German militants' lawyer and Greens gadfly dies at 83

Aug. 31, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hans-Christian Stroebele, a German lawyer who defended members of the far-left Red Army Faction and later became the Green party's first directly elected constituency lawmaker, has died. He was 83. German news agency dpa quoted his attorney, Johannes Eisenberg, saying...

Delaware veteran receives France’s highest honor

Aug. 28, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — Ernest Marvel has a case full of medals in his Frankford home. He was awarded his most recent addition, the French Legion of Honor, in July — almost 80 years after he helped liberate the country from the Germans in World War II. Marvel, now...

Germany flying 6 fighters 8K miles in 24 hours to Singapore

Aug. 16, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A group of German air force fighter jets landed in Singapore on Tuesday as part of a marathon bid to fly them some 12,800 kilometers (8,000 miles) from their home base to Southeast Asia in just 24 hours. The exercise comes at a time of heightened tensions between...

Germany suspends participation in Mali military mission

Aug. 12, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany announced Friday that it was suspending its participation in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali after the West African nation refused to grant a civilian aircraft carrying German troops permission to use its airspace. The flight was part of a troop rotation,...

German reservist on trial accused of spying for Russia

Aug. 11, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German army reservist went on trial Thursday in Duesseldorf accused of providing sensitive military information tor Russia. Prosecutors alleged that the 65-year-old lieutenant colonel of the reserve, whose was only identified as Ralph G. in line with German privacy...

German soldier who posed as refugee convicted of attack plot

Jul. 15, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Friday convicted a military officer who posed as a Syrian asylum-seeker of plotting to attack prominent politicians, sentencing him to 5½ years in prison. The Frankfurt state court convicted the defendant of preparing a serious crime meant to...