After Joe Biden’s victory, Germany should once again spend more on the military. The demand is not new, but the rationale is.
Return of the U33, which has been conducting reconnaissance missions on NATO’s external border, May 2020 Photo: P.Nowack/imago
The German welcome gift to Joe Biden could be costly: After the U.S. election, Germany must commit to significantly higher military spending and NATO’s 2-percent target, is the cumulative message this week from the CDU, sporadically from the SPD and, for the first time, from a Green. "We should begrudge Joe Biden and Kamala Harris their success with the 2-percent target to show the U.S., too, that eye level pays off," writes ex-Bundestag member Volker Beck in a blog post.