REPORT: NATO member country’s soldiers forced to use broomsticks instead of guns

BY TRACY MATHESON / JULY 10, 2018 /

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Germany’s military is so underfunded its troops used broomsticks painted black as mock weapons during a Nato defence exercise.

But the highly embarrassing episode, revealed in a leaked report, is just the beginning of the country’s woes as it fights to reverse chronic army shortages.

The article goes on to state the following:

It comes as Donald Trump has vowed to make Chancellor Angela Merkel increase her defence spending to reach the minimum spending obligations all Nato members must adhere to.

General Harald Kujat, a former chief of staff of the German armed forces, later described it as a “huge embarrassment”.

The unit was supposed to be ready to deploy whenever a Nato member was threatened, he warned.

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