Deutsche Welle: German Defense Minister predicts the next war is by 2029


German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius predicted the date of the next war, noting that his country must prepare for it by 2029, calling for improving the defense capacity of his army and reforming the conscription system.

Pistorius said in response to questions from lawmakers in the Bundestag on Wednesday that the Bundeswehr must be ready for defense by 2029.

In his speech at the German Bundestag, he called for improving the defense capability of the Bundeswehr with the need for more investment and conscription reform.

The German defense minister linked the deadlines he set to the results of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine and said, “We don’t have the right to neglect the cause of our defense”.

“By 2029, we must be prepared for war and take deterrence measures to prevent the worst”.

In order to solve this problem, Pistorius identified 3 main problems ahead: “technology, people and finance”.

He also called for an increase in the Defense Ministry’s budget by 6.5 to 7 billion Euros in 2025, as well as a long-term increase in German defense spending.

At the same time, in response to additional questions from deputies, the minister didn’t mention the specific amounts required in subsequent years, and with regard to the reform of conscription for military service, Pistorius promised to submit his proposals soon for consideration by the German Bundestag.

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