German defence minister seeks army reforms | News | Al Jazeera

German defence minister seeks army reforms

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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