Allensbach survey: Germans half-heartedly ready to defend themselves

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Protection of the German coast: NATO Baltic Sea maneuvers in June 2019
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A majority of Germans no longer trust America's protection. It was different years ago. But when it comes to more of your own military efforts, little has changed.

eIt is advisable to be cautious when someone says that “old certainties” have been lost, because this sentence is usually only a phrase-like wording that may seem clever at first glance, but usually makes little sense on closer inspection , However, in view of Germany's defense policy situation, it seems exceptionally appropriate.

For decades, the Germans had grown accustomed to living under the protection of the United States, closely integrated into the Western alliance, and with the feeling that they could hold themselves back on military issues because the strong ally would be by their side.

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