Germany’s First National Security Strategy Is a Distraction
Germany’s highly anticipated first national security strategy is to many a big disappointment. The more than 70 pages unveiled on June 14 reveal not much new about Germany’s future strategy.
According to the paper, Germany should spend more on defense, Russia is “the greatest threat,” relations with China are complicated, France is a friend, and the United States is a partner. Beyond that, Germany’s priority appears to be “fighting” climate change.
Germany’s opposition is outraged:
Berlin’s so-called national security strategy presents the lowest common denominator of a divided coalition government. It is a description of the undisputed part of the status quo and essentially without strategy.
—Norbert Röttgen, opposition legislator from the Christian Democratic Union
It has no value, no substance, no significance. It is a big disappointment.
—Opposition leader Friedrich Merz
Just as an example, it contains the word “climate” 71 times and the word “China” six times.
—Alexander Dobrindt from the Christian Social Union
What the Trumpet says: Even though Germany today is ruled by politicians who appear divided and geopolitically lost, the Trumpet predicts that Germany is on course to become a major power in the next few years. How can that be? Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry reveals the answer in “Rising From the German Underground.” Mr. Flurry vividly shows that what appears on the German political stage is a mere facade. German politicians may say nice sounding, reassuring words, but Germany’s strategy is really being worked out by military generals and industrialists behind the scenes.
Learn more: Read “Rising From the German Underground” to understand who really prepared Germany for two world wars and how this history is repeating itself just as it has been prophesied in Revelation 17.