Stoking the Furnace of the War Machine

The German military-industrial complex went underground after the war, but it is back.

Since World War ii, building up large-scale defense companies has been taboo in Germany. But that taboo is now largely history.

Two of Germany’s top military manufacturers—Rheinmetall and man Group—have announced their intention to merge their military vehicle production. The resulting combine will produce a new national champion and leading supplier for wheeled military vehicles in Europe.

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