German defence minister seeks army reforms

Germany’s new defence minister says she wants the country’s armed forces to become more family-friendly.

Last updated: 02 Feb 2014 15:07
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Ursula von der Leyen is Germany’s first female defence minister, and is seen as a possible successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

She is calling for fewer rotations for soldiers serving in places such as Afghanistan, as well as a more flexible work schedule and more day care.

But some are questioning the move.

Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.


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