It is not only the equipment that will be renewed. The individual soldier is also coming under scrutiny. But do soldiers feel socialized? And what image does the German public actually have of German soldiers? Improving the reputation of soldiers is another goal of the Bundeswehr and the German Federal Ministry of Defense.
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Innere Führung commits the German soldier to respect for human rights, to fairness, tolerance and loyalty to democratic decisions. But given current conflicts and security-policy challenges, is Innere Führung still in step with the times, and can it realistically be put into practice? Who does the Bundeswehr really need – citizens in uniform or would global warriors be preferable? Leadership ethics among soldiers – what could other nations learn from the German concept?
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The “ego-tactician”, the “conformist” and the “ideal soldier” are, according to recent studies, the new soldier types in the Bundeswehr. The fighters of the future – read more e.g. in the interview with the Commissioner of the German Armed Forces.
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