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Non-citizen soldiers: What you need to know

Germany’s decision to consider allowing non-citizens into its armed forces is not unique.

In fact, many countries, including the US and Russia, use the promise of citizenship as a way to recruit new…

  • Ben Knight
  • DW

The news that the Bundeswehr is tentatively considering recruiting non-German European Union citizens has naturally triggered concerns about both the state of the German military and…

As if to head off the former worry, the source of the story, Bundeswehr Inspector General Eberhard Zorn was careful to note that they were mainly talking about “doctors and IT specialists,” rather than…

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