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German military left redfaced after failing to meet NATO readiness target

Sep 29, 2014    

Berlin Germany's military is unable to meet its mediumterm readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday.The revelation follows days of embarrassing reports about equipment failures that included German army instructors being stranded in Bulgaria en route to Iraq when their plane broke down, and delays in sending weapons to arm Kurdish fighters because of another transport problem.In the latest incident, the military said one of two aging C160 aircraft flying German aid to Ebolaaffected West Africa has also been grounded on the island of ...

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