More pay and perks promised to German soldiers as numbers dwindle
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More pay and perks promised to German soldiers as numbers dwindle
More pay and perks promised to German soldiers as numbers dwindle

BERLIN Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:05am EDT

Oct 29 (Reuters) - Germany's defence minister presented a proposed law on Wednesday promising more pay and perks for the military, including childcare provisions and free Internet access, in a bid to attract more recruits.

Numbers have dwindled since obligatory national service ended three years ago.

Germany's armed forces, known as the Bundeswehr, have seen their ranks shrink to about 184,000 from 306,000 in 2001. Strong pacifist leanings in German society, partly in reaction to the militarism of the Nazis, make recruitment difficult. (...)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/2...HH20141029

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2014 Oct 31 07:47
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RE: More pay and perks promised to German soldiers as numbers dwindle
Plus you also get to be part of United Colours of Bundeswehr and the Village People if you join.

Fortunately I served my time there when Germany was still predominantly German. Shortly afterwards they started throwing around German passports among those who just descended from the trees.


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Temples drear where ancients trod,—
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