German armed forces - the best personalized free web-based Email en en German armed forces Poland honors anti-communist fighters as founders of freedom WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland owes its freedom to the anti-communist fighters who did not lay down arms after World War II, the nation's defense minister said Wednesday. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz spoke at ceremonies honoring underground Home Army soldiers who fought the German Nazis during the war and continued their struggle after 1945 against the communist regime ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-03-01T19:46:00Z German foreign minister skeptical on defense spending boost TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Germany's foreign minister voiced his skepticism Wednesday about plans to increase the country's defense spending to meet NATO targets, saying it could raise concerns in Europe by turning Germany into "a military supremacy." Sigmar Gabriel, whose Social Democratic Party is Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partner, said a... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:42:00 GMT 2017-03-01T15:42:00Z NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press MUNICH (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the rapid debunking of a claim that a German soldier serving as part of a NATO mission to Lithuania raped a teenage girl "underlines the importance of a free and independent media." The claim was made Tuesday in an anonymous email to a Lithuanian lawmaker and media outlets, but it was quickly inve... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:43:00 GMT 2017-02-18T17:43:00Z Germany extends military training mission in northern Iraq BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament has extended the country's training mission in northern Iraq for another year. Some 150 soldiers with the Bundeswehr have been training Kurdish "Peshmerga" militias already for two years to help in the fight against Islamic State extremists. The decision to extend the mission another year passed easily... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:57:00 GMT 2017-01-26T15:57:00Z German air force scouting alternatives to Turkey base BERLIN (AP) — Amid frosty relations with Ankara, Germany is considering moving military planes involved in the international mission against the Islamic State group from Turkey to Jordan, Kuwait or Cyprus. The Defense Ministry says it's scouting alternative locations to the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey at the request of Parliament. German lawmakers have re... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:07:00 GMT 2016-11-25T16:07:00Z