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Traditionally, everything always starts from zero when a new owner of command and control over the armed forces (IBuK) takes office in Germany. The governing parties - until now the CDU, CSU and SPD provided defense ministers - only send politicians from outside the field, mostly unserved, on a regular basis.

Tasks and difficulties of the new government in defense policy

When it comes to assigning cabinet posts, the Ministry of Defense has not been a top priority for any party for a long time. It is more likely to be occupied at the very end.

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